American Art Pottery: How to Compare and Value

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Octopus Publishing Group, 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 176 pages
This successful series offers clear, accessible, easy-to-follow information to help the collector develop an appraiser's eye and a connoisseur's knowledge. At the heart of each book approximately 50 to 60 pairs of related objects are analyzed, compared, and evaluated to discover why one item is more valuable than the other. The factors involved may be age, rarity, intricacy of design, make, marks, provenance, or restoration. A veritable master class in appraising art pottery, this authoritative guide includes an introduction to the subject, covering such topics as buying and selling, materials, decorations, periods, and styles. All the key studios of American art pottery are featured including Paul Revere, Rookwood Grueby Faience, Dedham, Volkmar, and Taco.

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About the author (2001)

David Rago oversees three auction companies and two quarterly magazines, each specializing in a particular area of twentieth-century decorative arts and furnishings. He lectures nationally and is an expert decorative ceramics and porcelain appraiser for the hit PBS series The Antiques RoadShow. He is the coauthor of Miller's American Art Pottery: Treasure or Not? and Collecting Modern. He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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