Kovels' Dictionary of Marks-Pottery and Porcelain Kovels’ two dictionaries of marks will help you identify your American, European, and Asian pottery and porcelain “finds” quickly and easily, whether you’re an amateur of experienced collector.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - You may be the owner of a valuable piece of porcelain or pottery, and the cryptic symbol on the underside of the piece may be the only clue to its value. KOVELS’ DICTIONARY OF MARKS—POTTERY AND PORCELAIN: 1650 TO 1850 (Random House Reference, ISBN: 0-517-70137-5, $17.00) and KOVELS’ NEW DICTIONARY OF MARKS—POTTERY AND PORCELAIN:1850 TO THE PRESENT (Random House Reference, ISBN: 0-517-55914-5, $19.00) by Ralph and Terry Kovel provide the quickest and easiest way to identify your pieces.
KOVELS’ DICTIONARY OF MARKS—POTTERY AND PORCELAIN: 1650 TO 1850 is a guide to more than 5,000 marks on American and European pottery and porcelain made before 1850. Marks are arranged by shape or prominent feature to make this book easy to use. Each mark pictured is listed with geographical location, factory or family name of manufacturer, type of ware, method of producing the mark, and the dates the mark was used. There are indexes to marks and manufacturers and a guide to 19th-century Delft, Sevres, and English marks.
The perfect companion to the Kovels’ dictionary of marks used from 1650 to 1850 is KOVELS’ NEW DICTIONARY OF MARKS—POTTERY AND PORCELAIN:1850 TO THE PRESENT. More than 3,500 marks for American, European, and Asian pottery and porcelain are illustrated in this comprehensive reference for nineteenth- and twentieth-century marks. Marks are sorted by shape for easy identification, and factory dates and locations are listed with each mark. Special sections on date-letter codes, factory “family trees,” dating clues, and commonly forged marks, as well as an index and bibliography, are included.
Ralph and Terry Kovel, hailed as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world” by PARADE magazine, have written more than 90 books about collecting, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List. The Kovels also write a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a subscription-based newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles. They are often recognized walking around a sale because of their weekly television show, Flea Market Finds with the Kovels on HGTV. The Kovels’ antiques and collectibles website is www.kovels.com.