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A veritable master class in appraising art pottery, this authoritative guide includes an introduction to the subject, covering such topics as buying and selling, care and security, materials, decorations, periods, and styles. All the key studios of American art pottery are featured including Tiffany, Rookwood, Grueby, Newcomb, Weller, Dedham, Volkmar, Teco, and more. Insights and opinions are provided by authors David Rago and Suzanne Perrault, formed from their handling and viewing more than 100,000 pots and tiles over some 30 years. Using a reader-friendly format, they present, for each pottery, a Good and Better example on facing pages, together with a value range for each -- 60 such combinations in all. Then, for each piece, they highlight and analyze the key features that distinguish it from its neighbor and tell us why they value one more highly than the other. The comparison section alone is worth the price of admission, but the sections on Understanding the Market and An American Art Potteries Primer are equally helpful as a learning experience for newer collectors and a thoughtful refresher for more advanced collectors. There's a section on the market where, from 1975 to 2000, an 8" Rookwood Standard glaze, floral decorated vase increased in value by 450% while a similarly sized and decorated Iris glaze vase soared by more than 1600%. The authors provide a thoughtful analysis (though not without bias) of the essential elements which serve to distinguish the producers and the products of the Ohio Valley, New England, the South and California. A directory of specialists, galleries, and museums, and a glossary of useful terms make this an invaluable resource for collectors. Miller's: American Art Pottery : How to Compare & Value is the one book to own if you love art pottery.


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