Books for Collectors

200 years of American Manufactured Jewelry & Accessories - author Suzanne Marshall

by Leigh Elmore

Jewelry manufacture had its American beginnings in the late 18th century and grew, over the course of the next 200 years, to be a dominant force in the world market. Being of the highest quality, this jewelry and related accessories made their way around the world and now are found in collections everywhere.
This new book by Suzanne Marshall explores a vast variety of buttons, jewelry, match safes, cufflinks, mesh purses, compacts, and more, from Victorian period through the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras, and on to the 1960s. More than 300 color photographs illustrate the beauty and the quality of the jeweler's art.
In addition, the book offers insight into the companies and people who made up the jewelry industry. During much of this period, Attleboro, MA was the hub of American jewelry manufacture. The trademarks and product information includes over 200 manufacturers located there.
Because their products are becoming a strong collecting subcategory today, this book will be of great assistance to collectors. Lovers of fine jewelry and the historians of design will find this a welcome addition to their library and a thorough resource for their collecting interests.

About the author

Suzanne Marshall is an antique jewelry specialist from the Boston area. In addition to her jewelry business, she is involved in the preservation of antique jewelry designs.

About the publisher

Schiffer Publishing is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality nonfiction books since 1974, located in Atglen, PA. Schiffer has published thousands of titles on diverse subjects with a deep catalog of titles on antiques and collectibles. More information can be found on schifferbooks.com.

Size: 8 1/2? x 11? | 298 color photos/267 black and white illustrations | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764318382 | Binding: soft cover | $29.95

 

A Century of Royal Doulton Character & Toby Jugs - Stephen M. Mullins & David C. Fastenau,
with Louise Irvine

by Leigh Elmore

This volume is the most comprehensive
book available on Royal Doulton ceramic character and toby jugs, lavishly illustrated with 1,760 large photos of more than 800 separate jugs and derivatives.
Photos of every production piece of the past century are included, plus more than 100 prototype jugs, many never seen before in print, and scores of photographs
of trial colorway jugs.

The scope, details and pictorial abundance set
this book apart from any other reference on the subject. Four major sections provide, in alphabetical order by character, a large color photograph of each character in all of its sizes; a biographical or historical profile including size, modeler and model number; and production history. Also included are photographs of backstamps, trial colorways, and close-ups of intricate handles. Prototype jugs that never made it into production are given similar treatment throughout the book. A substantial Appendix provides lists and tables to help readers navigate through the sizes, types, backstamps, modelers, model numbers, etc., and pre-prototype clay models.

This book is an essential reference book for serious Royal Doulton jug collectors, general antiques and collectibles enthusiasts and dealers. This book is a "must have" reference book for every serious Royal Doulton jug collector, as well as the general antique and collectible enthusiast and dealer.


About the authors

Steve Mullins started collecting Royal Doulton character jugs more than 60 years ago. A life-long passion, today his collection numbers more than 6,500 character and toby jugs from around the world. He lives in Evanston, IL.

David Fastenau's passion for collecting character and toby jugs was spurred when he inherited a small collection of Royal Doulton jugs from his grandmother. He lives in Northern California.

Louise Irvine is a lecturer and writer with a special interest in 19th and 20th century ceramics. She began working for Royal Doulton in 1977 and became its director of historical promotions. She is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Royal Doulton wares. She lives in London.


About the publisher

Schiffer Publishing is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality nonfiction books since 1974, located in Atglen, PA. Schiffer has published thousands of titles on diverse subjects with a deep catalog of titles on antiques and collectibles. More information can be found on schifferbooks.com.

Size: 9? x 12? | 1760 color & b/w photos | 464 pp
ISBN13: 9780764329739 | Binding: hard cover | $125


Contact Leigh Elmore at editor@discoverypub.com