Complete Book of Florence Ceramics

Complete Book of Florence Ceramics

Description

The Florence Ceramics Company of Pasadena, California, produced historical and literary figurines, birds, animals, figural pairs, and an extensive line of artware from the early 1940s to 1964. This wonderfully illustrated book identifies them all, complete with names, sizes, colors, current values, and many additional details. Ceramic enthusiasts will enjoy the history of how company founder Florence Ward got her start in the ceramics business and how she researched the designs and period costumes of the figurines. Also included is a discussion of how the wares were produced, patent descriptions related to molding and manufacturing techniques, and interviews with family members and former employees. Florence Ward's attention to detail and quality control was truly the "labor of love" so aptly described by the authors. Ceramic figurine collectors everywhere will find this extensive resource invaluable and delightful.


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Details

Author(s)
Barbara Kline
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
216 x 279 x 15.24mm | 884.51g
Publication date
30 Aug 2002
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
Atglen, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
583 color photos
ISBN10
0764315285
ISBN13
9780764315282