ABC's of ABC Ware

By: Shipkowitz, Davida; Shipkowitz, Irving

Price: $55.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: New


Atglen, PA, U.S.A.: Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 2002. New/New. Comprehensive look at the graphics found on all kinds of children's alphabet ware. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w, values, indexed, bibliography.


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This delightful book examines the graphics found on all kinds of children's alphabet ware, along with fascinating histories of the firms that produced it. Primarily made in nineteenth century Britain, America, and Germany, these ceramic plates, metal table and flatware, glass dishes, and mugs are considered a reflection of the technologies, values, and styles of the Victorian era. Alphabetically arranged, the twenty-six lettered chapters each tell part of the story: A begins the tale with a bit of American history, B tells of the early bonfires and nineteenth century bottle ovens, C discusses commercialism, D displays deep dishes, E reviews the role of the ware in educating the young ... and so on, all the way to Z. The extensively researched text is accompanied by over 1000 stunning photographs of these historic pieces, with detailed captions providing measurements, information on manufacturers and marks, circa dates, and current values. A must for every enthusiast's library, this unique and comprehensive text guides readers through every aspect of collecting alphabet ware.

Title: ABC's of ABC Ware

Author Name: Shipkowitz, Davida; Shipkowitz, Irving

Categories: Antiques/Collecting, Book,

Publisher: Atglen, PA, U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing, Limited: 2002

ISBN Number: 0764315374

ISBN Number 13: 9780764315374

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New Jacket

Seller ID: 001212

Keywords: TABLEWARE ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES KITCHENWARE