Best Antique & Collectible Porcelain & China Books

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1. Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2020-2021

Author: by Judith Miller
Published at: Mitchell Beazley; Anniversary edition (October 1, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1784726102


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If you want to know the value of your antiques – or find out how the antiques market is faring – the world’s bestselling antiques price guide is the place to look. Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market.

It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, the guide features more than 8,000 antiques. Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics.

Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special ‘Judith Picks’ sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.


2. Can't Fix Stupid! Swear Word Adult Coloring Book: Calming and relaxing coloring patterns and designs created with stress and anxiety relief in mind.

Author: by John T
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 19, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1548231057

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WARNING!This adult coloring book may include: EXTRA STRESS RELIEF! Designed and created with stress and anxiety relief in mind. Your doctor may not like this!BWA HA HA HA! You and your friends may suffer from non-stop laughing fits!There is no cure!LESS RAGE!

This swear word adult coloring book contains the Rage Page which helps you relax when you need to vent. What are you going to do with your extra time when your venting sessions become shorter?MORE GIFT VALUE! You may find yourself giving away more presents than you planned!I.E., white elephant gifts, secret Santa gifts, and Christmas gifts for her, him, them, and everyone!

Swear Word Adult Coloring Book Fun! We know we can’t fix stupid. But, when stupid does what stupid does, we can at least color stupid away! Can’t Fix Stupid is full of playful vulgar insults and cuss words to help you get your mind off the asshats that try to ruin your day.

The coloring book is specifically designed and created with stress, anxiety, adhd, and depression relief in mind. Overall, you will find calm and relaxing patterns and cute animals mixed in with funny and unique swear words and phrases. This adult coloring book makes a great gift for family, friends, and co-workers!


3. Vegan Meal Prep: Ready-to-Go Meals and Snacks for Healthy Plant-Based Eating

Author: by JL Fields
Published at: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (December 18, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1641522908

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Eat healthier every day with this fast, easy vegan cookbook and meal plan. A little meal prep goes a long way to simplifying the plant-based diet. Vegan Meal Prep makes sure that you always have healthy, portion-controlled meals and snacks ready-to-go with fool-proof meal preps.

Featuring 8 meal preps that cater to a variety of nutritional needs and tastesgrains, greens, legumes, bowls, and morethis cookbook provides nutritious, balanced recipes for 5 days of the week. Complete with a start to finish guide for prep day efficiency, plus meal prep must-haves like shopping lists and storage tips, the hardest thing you’ll have to do is choose which meal prep is right for you.

Vegan Meal Prep includes:Meal prep 101 that explains the benefits of vegan meal prep, along with basic techniques, go-to ingredients, and storage tips. 8 meal preps, each including a meal plan, shopping list, equipment list, a step-by-step prep day action plan, and 5 recipes for the week.

70 recipes that include Tofu-Spinach Scramble, Quinoa and Kale Bowl, Miso Spaghetti Squash, Pesto Pearled Barley, Kale Chips, and more! Whether you’re a newbie vegan or have experience with the plant-based lifestyle, Vegan Meal Prep makes it easy to enjoy nourishing, plant-based meals as a regular part of your weekly routine.


4. Celebrating Mackenzie-Childs

Author: by Jo Anne P. Welsh
Published at: Schiffer Pub Ltd (October 28, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0764360978

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Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the up-to-date guide to the collectibles market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full color, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for – how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece.

Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewelery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2019-2020 is the only full-color, fully-illustrated collectibles price guide in the world.


6. Collectible Teapot & Tea Wall Calendar 2021

Author: by Workman Publishing
Published at: Workman Publishing Company (July 21, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1523508914

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A showcase of exceptional teapots artfully arranged in stunning teatime settings. Take a break, gather around the table, and refresh your body and spirit with delectable treats, hot tea, and beloved ritual. A delightful celebration of all the pleasures of teatime, The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar features a dozen beautiful table settings starring distinctive vintage teapots.

A Katani dragon-themed set is as exotic as it is beautiful. Fitz and Floyd’s marine-themed Coral Shells is perfect for brunch at the beach house. And a December repast is elevated with Whiting’s ornate sterling silver teapot. Each gorgeous, sumptuously detailed image is accompanied by lively nuggets of history and lore, plus recipes to serve at your next tea party.

Printed on FSC-certified paper.


7. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain, 1850 to the Present

Author: by Ralph Kovel
Published at: Crown Publishers; 1st edition (December 13, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0517559147

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You may be the owner of a valuable piece of porcelain or pottery, but the cryptic symbol on the underside of the piece may be your only clue to its value. Kovels’ New Dictionary of Marks: 1850 to the Present will help you identify your pieces.

Kovels’ New Dictionary of Marks provides the quickest and easiest way for professional and amateur collectors to identify more than 3,500 American, European, and Oriental marks. The perfect companion to the Kovels’ original best-seller, Kovels’ Dictionary of Marks – Pottery and Porcelain: 1650 to 1850 (still in print after more than 42 years and 41 printings), Kovels’ New Dictionary of Marks is the most comprehensive reference for nineteenth- and twentieth-century marks.

Together, the two volumes are an indispensable guide to porcelain and pottery marks of the last four centuries. Also available from Three Rivers Press, Kovels’ Dictionary of Marks-Pottery & Porcelain: 1650 to 1850


8. The LladrĂ³ Guide: A Collector's Reference to Retired Porcelain Figurines in LladrĂ³ Brands

Author: by Peggy Rose Whiteneck
Published at: Schiffer; 1st edition (November 28, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0764358395

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Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladr has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladr figurine brand names, differentiates them from Spanish porcelain competitors, addresses some of the mysteries surrounding Lladr’s production history, and makes the case for Lladr’s right to a place among the most-esteemed names in the history of fine porcelain.

In addition to analyzing known models, the book gives a tantalizing photographic glimpse of rare, prototypic, and one-of-a-kind models, including several not found in historical catalogs. Also included are pricing and value factors, the most-recent developments with the brand since its sale out of the family, and details on how to distinguish genuine pieces from Spain’s several other companies working “in the Lladr style.” More than 300 photos provide detailed visual reference.


9. How to Read Chinese Ceramics (The Metropolitan Museum of Art – How to Read)

Author: by Denise Patry Leidy
Published at: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Illustrated edition (November 10, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1588395719

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Chinese ceramics are among the most significant and widely collected decorative arts produced anywhere in the world, with a history that spans millennia. Despite the saturation of Chinese ceramics in global culturein English, the word china has become synonymous with porcelainthe function of these works and the meaning of their often richly decorated surfaces are not always readily apparent.

This new installment in the successful How to Read series enlightens readers on Chinese ceramics of all kinds, using highlights from the outstanding collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a teaching tool. Accessible to a general audience and written by an expert on the subject, this book explains and interprets 40 masterworks of Chinese ceramics.

The works represent a broad range of subject matter and type, from ancient earthenware to 20th-century porcelain, and from plates and bowls to vases and sculptural figures. Lavish illustrations showcase these stunning works and the decorations that adorn them, including symbolic scenes, flowers, and Buddhist and Chinese historical figures.

10. Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Author: by Judith Miller
Published at: Mitchell Beazley; Illustrated edition (October 3, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1784723651

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First published in 1998, Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia has gone on to sell more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been published into seven languages. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers and up-to-date price codes for each item. Compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants and writers, and offering clear and wide-ranging coverage of antiques and collectables, this book contains valuable information for both the enthusiast and the experienced dealer.

An extensive glossary explains the terms used throughout the book and clear cross-referencing leads you into related areas of interest. All the traditional areas of collecting are featured, with extensive sections on furniture, ceramics, silver and glass. More specialist subjects, such as jewellery, scientific instruments, Oriental art and sporting memorabilia are also included.

Clearly and logically organised, practical and packed with absorbing and useful information, Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia is an invaluable aid to collecting and the definitive reference book on the subject.

11. Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

Author: by Patricia Bjaaland Welch
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Paperback with Flaps edition (September 10, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0804843164

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With over 630 striking color photos and illustrations, this Chinese art guide focuses on the rich tapestry of symbolism which makes up the basis of traditional Chinese art. Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery includes detailed commentary and historical background information for the images that continuously reappear in the arts of China, including specific plants and animals, divine beings, mortals and inanimate objects.

The book thoroughly illuminates the origins, common usages and diverse applications of popular Chinese symbols in a tone that is both engaging and authoritative. Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery is an essential reference for collectors, museum-goers, guides, students and anyone else with a serious interest in the culture and history of China.

12. The Teapot Book

Author: by Steve Woodhead
Published at: University of Pennsylvania Press; First Edition (March 9, 2005)
ISBN: 978-0812238846

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A teapot is one of the most important ceramic forms; the ability to make one is a key test of a potter’s skill. Its construction requires the mastery of many techniques, whether the piece is thrown or handbuilt. From clay forming to aesthetics, function to design, and practicality to ergonomics, the exercise of building a teapot poses a broad range of challenges for the artist.

However, the very limitations of the form are what allow for immense creativity and innovation. This richly illustrated volume discusses the theory and design of the teapot as well as the numerous techniques for construction. For the beginning potter and the experienced teapot builder alike, The Teapot Book provides a useful step-by-step guide through the entire process of building a teapot, including materials, handle and spout placement, and kiln temperatures.

The myriad illustrations also provide fodder for artists in need of new inspirations. There is a section devoted to contemporary potters and their galleries of teapots that will appeal to armchair enthusiasts, devoted collectors, and masters of the form. From the history of teapots to theories of their construction, from suggestions for their firing to instructions for making a proper pot of tea (warm your pot first!, The Teapot Book contains all the components that today’s potters need to tackle this critical piece of their artistic development.

13. Wedgwood: A Story of Creation and Innovation

Author: by Gaye Blake-Roberts
Published at: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (October 3, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0847860104

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The most comprehensive presentation to date of Wedgwood, English purveyor of fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories known for its timeless, elegant, and classic designs. This is the definitive book on Wedgwood, the preeminent luxury china brand in the world and the essence of English design and craftsmanship.

Founded in 1759, Wedgwood has a deep heritage in pottery making that represents timeless design and enduring style. The eponymous founder, Josiah Wedgwood, was an entrepreneur and visionary who quickly became Britain’s most successful ceramics pioneer, elevating pottery from a cottage craft into a luxury good and an art form.

He was the mastermind behind Wedgwood’s most enduring pieces, including Queen’s Ware, Black Basalt, and Jasperware. That tradition of master craftsmanship and innovation continues today as Wedgwood works with celebrated designers such as Vera Wang and Jasper Conran. With historic photographs, drawings, and watercolors from Wedgwood’s extensive archive, which display the craftsmanship and technical innovation, this book is a visual celebration of English design.

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Cryptograms Large Print: 500 Puzzles to Sharp Your Mind

Author: by Lemon Tree Publishing
Published at: Independently published (September 26, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8690643829

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This Book of 500 Cryptogram puzzles was specially hand crafted to provide the perfect level of difficulty, in an EXTEMELY large size so you have plenty of room to work! Features:500 fresh and fun quotes, encrypted based on letter replacementEight exciting themes:American HistoryFamous QuotesQuotes by MusiciansScience & TechnologySports QuotesQuotes by PresidentsMotivational QuotesFunny QuotesLarge 28pt font, with extra spacing between sentencesSet of hints to assist you if you get stuckA mix of easy and hard puzzles suitable for kids or adultsMeticulously crafted and proofread to prevent grammatical errors or mistakesEnjoy hours of entertainment that will challenge your brain, not your eyes!

15. Miller's Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2021-2022: The indispensable guide to what it's really worth (Miller's Collectibles Price Guide)

Author: by Judith Miller
Published at: Mitchell Beazley (April 20, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1784726706

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The brand new, up-to-date guide to the collectibles market for 2021-2022. Whether you’re buying or selling, this is the book you need. All images new for this edition. Miller’s Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2021-2022 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without.

Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full color, each with a detailed description and price range, the book also shows you how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert when appraising everything from 20th-century glass to costume jewelry.

Comprehensive sections cover a wide range of objects, with additional pages on pencils, toys, vintage handbags, trunks and costume jewelry for this edition. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends.