Starting to Collect Antique Porcelain
by John Sandon
This guide is aimed primarily at collectors starting out in the field of Antique Porcelain, offering dear and authoritative guidance. It covers the ... Show synopsis This guide is aimed primarily at collectors starting out in the field of Antique Porcelain, offering dear and authoritative guidance. It covers the different sources of porcelain - auction houses, markets and dealers - as well as giving details of venues where porcelain may be seen and appreciated. Two major sections of the book examine the main porcelain producing countries and the famous factories and designers. To help readers identify porcelain with confidence, the guide presents eight typical pieces or shapes for objects such as cups, plates, bowls etc. There is advice on identifying fakes and later reproductions, as well as on key rules in choosing and purchasing. For the committed collector there are extensive reading lists for further research. Existing collectors will find all titles in this series act as a handy and portable reference, and beginners will welcome a reliable, accessible starting point from which their interests can develop.