Animal Pitchers (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Paperback)

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This is the first book to address the collectibility of figural animal pitchers. For many years, ceramics manufacturers have made pitchers in the shapes of animals for the family table, some as part of a cream and sugar set, others created to serve water or juice. Hundreds of pitchers from around the world are shown here in over 200 color photos with descriptions that include measurements, colors, manufacturer, date made, and current market value. Over 30 different animal types are included, from the alligator to the yak, with interesting facts about each. The pitchers represent popular American manufacturers, including American Bisque, Blue Ridge, Brayton Laguna, Fitz & Floyd, Hull, Lenox, McCoy, Rio Hondo Potteries, Shawnee, Spaulding China's Royal Copley line, Stewart Ceramics, and Vallona Starr. Others are from Bavaria, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Occupied Japan, and Taiwan. Whatever your interest, there probably are animal pitchers to swell your collection. And collecting them need not be expensive, just pure fun to see how many you can find in your travels.

About the Author

Debbie and Randy Coe are enthusiastic collectors of popular vintage ceramics and dealers in American glass and ceramic antiques. They have written several books documenting Fenton glass and other antiques for Schiffer Publishing, and live near Portland, Oregon.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764323850
ISBN-10: 0764323857
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: April 21st, 2006
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors