Antique Trader Pottery and Porcelain Ceramics Price Guide by David Rago

By David Rago

No matter if your favourite piece comes from a mid-century glossy ceramic line, gorgeous Victorian porcelain, or the numerous diversifications of good paintings pottery, youll locate them fantastically displayed within the re-creation of vintage dealer Pottery & Porcelain Ceramics. From the boldly artistic works of George Ohr to the inherent practicality of crimson Wing, this impressive reference covers the positive to the finctional in all its glory - and value.
Created in particular to serve the desires of a large choice of creditors, purchasers, and those that easily get pleasure from ceramics, vintage dealer Pottery & Ceramics gains greater than 1,500 colour photos, descriptions, and costs. Coupled with maker marks and important historic info, the 7th version deals a helfpul but chic advisor to a gloriously varied and luxurious global.

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2" d. $800 Bennington Pottery bottle, figure of man, by David Gil, circa 1970, 10" h. $75 Bennington pottery pitcher, 19th century, Rockingham glaze with classical profiles in relief, 9" h. × 8" w. × 6-1⁄4" d. J. , whose warehouses were filled with undecorated bowls and vases. In about 1925, Cliff’s flair with the Art Deco style was incorporated into designs appropriately named “Bizarre” and “Fantasque,” and the warehouse stockpile was decorated in vivid colors. These hand-painted earthenwares, all bearing the printed signature of designer Clarice Cliff, were produced until World War II and find enormous favor with collectors.

This is most apparent in prices for Mission furniture, where all but the very best, in pristine condition, is selling for a fraction of what they’d have brought a decade ago. This is less true for art pottery, however. You probably don’t need another bookcase, and changing one out for an upgrade is a lot of work, between emptying, moving the old one out, moving the new one in, and refilling. Not so for your ceramics collection, where you can more easily add or subtract pieces. You can’t mail a bookcase using UPS.

Pinder, Bourne & Company Burslem was purchased by the Doultons in 1878 and in 1882 became Doulton & Company Ltd. It added porcelain to its earthenware production in 1884. The “Royal Doulton” mark has been used since 1902 by this factory, which is still in operation. Character jugs and figurines are commanding great attention from collectors at the present time. John Doulton, the founder, was born in 1793. He became an apprentice at the age of 12 to a potter in south London. Five years later, he was employed in another small pottery near Lambeth.

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