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Collectors Encyclopedia of California Pottery, 2nd Edition Hardcover – Illustrated, August 11, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-1574320374 ISBN-10: 1574320378 Edition: 2nd

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This book is the result of a burgeoning interest in all facets of California ceramics among collectors and dealers throughout the country. This book embraces the vividly colored earthenware dishes manufactured in the 1930s and 1940s by industrial plants in and around Los Angeles.

About the Author

Jack Chipman has collected California ceramics, particularly Bauer pottery, for over 20 years. He has published books on Bauer Pottery and California Pottery. He is also a talented fine artist who work is in the collections of several museums.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 2nd edition (August 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574320378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574320374
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I highly recommend this book for any pottery buyers library.
"ryansgrandma"
Now I go to thrift shops and find many that are in this book.
Julie Franklin
I really enjoy this book, especially in the potty room, lol.
Christine Morris

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By "ryansgrandma" on August 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Being that I live in Ohio, the big pottery names here are ones like McCoy, Roseville, and Weller. I knew nothing about any of the West Coast pottery companies. I desperately needed a source of reference. I chose this book and I have not been disappointed. It covers 28 companies,gives a biography of each,shows examples of the marks used, and very clear photos of items made by each.Descriptions and values of the items shown are also included.I highly recommend this book for any pottery buyers library.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CranberryManor on December 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Great guide that covers a good majority of California Potteries with a good selection of works from each potter. Values are not too inflated and color pictures are wonderful. A must if you need a general guide to vintage California Pottery, a hot item right now.
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43 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I would recommened this book to anyone interested in collecting California pottery. This book has a large selection of photos of the various types of pottery produced and the different markings used on the pottery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Creta on January 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book that I use often to identify pottery pieces. Not only does it contain beautiful clear photos of pottery it also provides a wonderful brief, well written, history of the various potters and potteries. Very informative indeed! I also reccommend California Pottery Scrapbook by this same auther.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Valorie Hart on May 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Nice enough book, but it is so hard to really provide a complete guide to such a broad subject. I was looking for information about Brayton Laguna blackamoors, and the offering was sparse, nothing more than a line in the index, and a brief description in the text. Maybe the author will do a book on Brayton Laguna blackamoors one day. Anyway, I returned this book because it did not fit my needs. It is hardly an encyclopedia, but rather a pretty picture book with some expanded captions as text. If you want a real tutorial on California pottery, work the search engines at eBay or Google...you can spend hours reading and looking at pictures.
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As a fourth generation Californian and a long time American art pottery collector I was pleased and delighted at the extraordinary number of potteries in California. This book provided a great overview and history of California's many potteries with histories and tales of the people involved. Much of these potteries are found in Southern California with little note of the potteries of Northern California, although many were lost in the 1906 earthquake the work done was worthy of mention. The book stimulated me to start getting some California art pottery for myself, especially the Catalina pottery. A great book to add to my collection on American art pottery.
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I am a vintage dishware junkie and just started on an interest in other sorts of ceramic ware. This book has beautiful photos and great history of the potteries. I really enjoy this book, especially in the potty room, lol.
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By treehugger on July 31, 2013
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Nice book, as described. This book had quirky California pottery pieces and didn't include the most popular MC products I was looking to research. My bad.
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