Whimsical & Factual Information
from my Stack of Teapot Books
* It's important to remember the prices given in any of these books are current to the time of printing.
Nevertheless, all other information is both helpful and interesting.
||Hall China, Tea and Coffee Pots
The First 100 Years
Authors: Gary & Paula Barnebey
Copyright 2005, ISBN # 0-7643-2196-X
have found this book as well as any of the Schiffer books very helpful.
It has the history of Hall China, hallmarks with their date of use and
excellent color photos of the pots along with issue dates, production
runs and other helpful information when available. If you are a Hall
Collector, this book will prove helpful for you.
||Collector's Encyclopedia of
Author: Robert C. Runge, Jr
Copyright 2009, No ISBN # shown on flap
A New Jersey Pottery and
I live in New Jersey. Of course I purchased this book. If you are a
collector of Stangl, you'll find this helpful. The history of the
company and its relationship with other American Pottery businesses is
||Homer Lauglin, A Giant Among Dishes
Author: Jo Cunningham
Copyright 1998, ISBN # 0-7643-0417-8
Lauglin turned his hand at both crockery pieces such as Fiesta and also
fine bone china. He was an American treasure and his pieces are easily
picked by their shape and design. This is a wonderfully informative
book. I love it!
||Teapots by Design, A Collector's Catalogue
Unjeria C. Jackson, MD
Copyright 2006, No ISBN # 0-7643-2325-3
The author is an OB
from Mendham, New
Jersey. Of course I love this book. She's a Jersey Girl! The book is an
beautiful eclectic collection of teapots. The color folios are crisp,
showing the wonderful details of each pot. It's a wonderful browse as
well as informative book for the collector. A joy.
||TEAPOTS, The Collector's Guide to
Selecting, Identifying and Displaying New and Vintage Teapots
Tina M. Carter
Copyright 1995, ISBN # 1-56138-257-1
are beginning to collect, this is a wonderful book. It has crisp color
folios, good information about the different types of pots as well as
pottery houses. I enjoy having this book because of the variety of pots,
its eclectic collection for display.
||Pictorial Guide of
Pottery & Porcelain Marks
Author: Chad Lage
Copyright 2004, No ISBN # is shown on flap
I find this book very helpful because it has both color photos of
the piece and its Hallmark. Most photos are accompanied by the use date
of the marks because as you know, pottery houses sometimes changed their
marks. Those of you who collect Hall pottery can attest to this. Most of
the marks are English and European.
British Pottery and
Author: Geoffrey A. Godden, F.R.S.A.
Copyright 1964, ISBN # 0-257-65782-7
Mr. Godden is an authority on English pieces having written many
books and guides. If you are interested in collecting English pieces
this book will be helpful in your quest. While this book is wonderfully
complete it is a bit difficult to plow through because of his
cataloguing style. All pix are either black and white hand drawings or
photos. No color folios. Helpful dating information.
||Warman's American Pottery and Porcelain
Authors: Susan and Al Bagdade
Copyright 1994, ISBN # 0-87069-693-9
Alphabetically arranged, black and white photos, old pricing;
Nevertheless, excellent historical information. It's interesting to read
about the creation and mergers of the different American pottery houses.
||Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks
Authors: Ralph & Terry Kovel
Copyright 1986, ISBN # 0-517-55914-5
This is one of many books this duo authored. Black and white photos.
Extensive cataloging of marks plus intricate information about dating
English pieces. Each mark has production dates with it. I haven't spent
too much time in this book but I can see it will be helpful when I get
the time to sit with a cup of tea.