Publisher: Collector Books
Autographed copy of the book Decorative Plates by Jim and Susan Harran.
This book features hundreds of beautiful plates, from the top-of-the-line portrait plates showing painters artistic skills to the more common subjects like landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, and fruit. Transfer print decorated items as well as fine quality hand-painted decorations are showcased in over 1,000 color photographs.
Historical background on early ceramic art, the development of tableware, and plates for display are included, and the differences between chargers, service plates, game and fish sets, oyster plates, and commemorative plates are discussed. Organized by country or geographic area, the book covers both American and foreign items. Deldare art pottery, Pickard china, French, German, and Oriental plates, marks, and the popular hobby of American china painting - it's all in Decorative Plates. 2008 values. $29.95 retail price.
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