Roseville, Weller, McCoy reference book recommendations

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  1. joe blowski

    joe blowski Member

    Hi! Getting interested in collecting art pottery after picking up a few pieces at an estate sale. Let me know what your favorite reference books / authors are for 20th century art pottery. Thanks!
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  3. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Sorry - getting over a bad head cold and just not up to typing the titles but here the ISBN numbers I would recommend:

    Weller - ISBN# 0891451145
    McCoy - ISBN# 0963353136
    Roseville - ISBN# 0891450157 and ISBN# 0891451390
    As an introduction art pottery in general - ISBN #1574324837

    Don't pay attention to any of the price guides as prices have fallen pretty dramatically for most art pottery. eBay sold listings and Live Auctioneer results will give you a better feel for today's market.
  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The only book I can add to the above is Warman's Weller Pottery by David and Denise Rago - ISBN 978-0-89689-468-6
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  5. crowleys

    crowleys Well-Known Member

    My recommendation for Roseville pottery is ROSEVILLE IN ALL ITS SPLENDOR by Nancy and Jack Bomm ISBN: 0895380951. This is as nearly complete as any book I've seen; it includes pages from the original catalogs. I have the other books by Huxfords and they are OK, but incomplete as to patterns, etc..
    For Weller pottery, I'd recommend Schiffer's WELLER POTTERY by Jeffrey Snyder ISBN 13: 9780764321863. Again, it's the most complete book I've seen and has a list of all known Weller lines.
    I've got nearly a dozen books on McCoy pottery, but not the new McCOY POTTERY by Bob Hanson and Craig Nissen that consolidates the three earlier McCoy books and adds catalog info, etc.
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  6. joe blowski

    joe blowski Member

    Thanks for the great replies!
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