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Wall Pocket Roseville Weller Rookwood Pottery

Wall Pocket Roseville Weller Rookwood Pottery

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Contemporary: Item # 196264
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
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Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107

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This fascinating NEW 160-pg. 8.5" x 11" paperback book features 579 close-up color photographs of vintage, collectible "wall pockets" (vases made to hang on the wall). Over 1000 wall pockets by more than 60 different makers are identified and valued here, including almost every color variation for every known Roseville wall pocket. Some of the Roseville pockets appear in this book for the first time anywhere! Most Weller wall pockets are also illustrated.

Other factories with a substantial section include Frankoma, Fulper, Hull, Nelson McCoy, J.B. Owens, and Rookwood. Among the companies represented are well-known concerns like Brush-McCoy, Camark, and Peters & Reed, as well as Arts and Crafts makers like California Faience, Grueby, Jervis, Marblehead, Newcomb College Pottery, George E. Ohr, Overbeck, Strobl, Teco, Walley, and Wheatley. In many cases, the items shown here do not appear in the standard reference books on those subjects. For example, you will not find a George Ohr wall pocket in the various books on George Ohr.

This book also corrects mistakes found in older books on wall pockets and on Roseville and Weller. Some wall pockets whose maker is still not known are also included. In some cases, this book features the only known illustrations of wall pockets made by a particular pottery, such as Faenza Pottery, which received a mention in Paul Evans' "Art Pottery of the United States."

A variety of other hanging items by American art potteries is also included ... such as wall sconces, masks, wall shelves, hanging boudoir and smoking pieces, and so on.

Photographs of typical factory marks. Selected bibliography. Index. Values in captions.

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