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American Dinnerware, Selected Sources

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Mid-20th century, Steubenville Pottery Company, Steubenville, Ohio. Neg. 88-7483, cat. 1984.867.07A, Copyright Smithsonian Institution 2001.

"Green Wheat" pattern, c. 1928-39, designed by Gale Turnball, Leigh Potters Inc., Alliance, Ohio. Neg. 89-14554, cat. 1989.0255.001, Copyright Smithsonian Institution 2001.

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Tea Leaf Ironstone Universal



Blaszczyk, Regina Lee. Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Conroy, Barbara J. Restaurant China: Identification & Value Guide for Restaurant, Airline, Ship & Railroad Dinnerware. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1998-1999.

Cunningham, Jo. The Best of Collectible Dinnerware. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1999.

Cunningham, Jo. The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1982.

Jasper, Joanne. Turn of the Century American Dinnerware, 1880s to 1920s. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1996.

Kovel, Ralph M. and Terry Kovel. Kovels' Depression Glass & Dinnerware Price List. New York: Three River Press, 1998.

Krummes, Daniel. Dining on Inland Seas: Nautical China from the Great Lakes Region of North America. Traverse City, MI: Nautical Works Press (102 East Front St., Traverse City, Mich. 49684), 1997.

Lehner, Lois. Complete Book of American Kitchen and Dinner Wares. Des Moines, IA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1980.

Piņa, Leslie A. '50s & '60s Glass, Ceramic & Enamel Ware: Designed & Signed by George Briard, Sascha B., Bellaire, Higgins.... Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1996.

Rinker, Harry L. Dinnerware of the 20th Century: The Top 500. New York: House of Collectibles, 1997.

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Depression Pottery. Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., 1999.

Venable, Charles L. China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray. Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art; New York: Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 2000.

Blue Ridge

Newbound, Betty and Bill Newbound. Encyclopedia of Blue Ridge Dinnerware. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1994.

Ruffin, Frances and John Ruffin. Blue Ridge China Traditions. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1999.

Ruffin, Frances and John Ruffin. Blue Ridge China Today: A Comprehensive Identification and Price Guide for Today's Collector. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1997.


Johnson, Elaine. "Plate Tectonics." Sunset (National Edition) 197 (Nov. 1996): 76-81.

Michel, Deborah. "Man with a Mission." House & Garden 160 (Oct. 1988): 102.

Page, Bob, Dale Frederiksen, Dean Six, and Jaime Robinson. Franciscan: An American Dinnerware Tradition. Greensboro NC: Page-Frederiksen Publications, 1999.

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Franciscan Dining Services. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1996.

Tuchman, Mitch. Bauer Classic American Pottery. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995.

Currier & Ives

Aupperle, Eldon R. A Collector's Guide for Currier & Ives Dinnerware: Manufactured by Royal China Company, Sebring, Ohio 44672. Toulon, IL (29470 Saxon Road, Toulon 61483): E.R. Aupperle, 1996.


Turim, Gayle. "Collecting the Best: Frontier Pottery." Bon Appetit 40 (Nov. 1995): 28.


Duke, Harvey. Hall 2. Brooklyn, NY: ELO Books, 1985.

Duke, Harvey. Superior Quality: Hall China: A Guide for Collectors. Otisville, MI: Depression Glass Daze, 1977.

Miller, C. L. Jewel Tea: Sales and Houseware Collectibles: with Value Guide. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1995.

Whitmyer, Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Hall China. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1989.

Homer Laughlin

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"Epicure" shape, c. 1955, Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell, West Virginia. Negative 89-14547, catalog 1989.0255.037, Copyright Smithsonian Institution 2001.


Berkow, Nancy Pratt. Fiesta Ware. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1978.

Cunningham, Jo. Homer Laughlin China 1940's & 1950's. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000.

_____. Homer Laughlin China: A Giant among Dishes, 1873-1939. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1998.

Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association. Fiesta, Harlequin, & Kitchen Kraft Tablewares: The Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association Guide. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2000.

Huxford, Sharon & Bob Huxford. The Collectors Encyclopedia of Fiesta, With Harlequin And Riviera. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1992.

Jasper, Joanne. The Collector's Encyclopedia of Homer Laughlin China: Reference & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1993.

Page, Bob, Dale Frederiksen, and Dean Six. Homer Laughlin: Decades of Dinnerware. Greensboro, NC: Page/Frederiksen Publications, 2003.

Racheter, Richard G. Collector's Guide to Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose: Identification & Values. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1997.

Racheter, Richard G. "Virginia Rose." Antiques & Collecting Magazine 100 (Aug. 1995) 18-20.

Schneider, Mike. "Fiesta: A Rainbow at the Table." Antiques & Collecting Hobbies 93 (Aug. 1988): 24-8.

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Fiesta: The Homer Laughlin China Company's Colorful Dinnerware. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2000.


Gick-Burke, Barbara Loveless. Collector's Guide to Hull Pottery: The Dinnerware Lines: Identification and Values. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1993.

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Hull Pottery: Decades of Design. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 2001.


Denker, Ellen. Lenox China, Celebrating a Century of Quality, 1889-1989: An Exhibition at New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, October 21, 1989-January 7, 1990 / sponsored by Lenox China; Trenton, NJ: New Jersey State Museum and Lenox China, 1989.


Gibbs, Carl Jr. Collector's Encyclopedia of Metlox Potteries: Identification and Values. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1995.

Red Wing

Bougie, Stanley J. and David A. Newkirk. Red Wing Dinnerware. Monticello, MN: Newkirk, 1980.

Leitzke, Marcie. "Red Wing Stoneware Soars." Antiques & Collecting Hobbies 93 (Feb. 1989): 26-7.

Reiss, Ray. Red Wing Dinnerware: Price and Identification Guide. Chicago, IL: Property Pub., 1997.

Russel Wright

Kerr, Ann. Russel Wright Dinnerware: Designs for the American Table. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1985.

_____. The Steubenville Saga: Emphasis Is on Russel Wright, American Modern. Sidney, OH: Kerr, 1979.

Klein, Benjamin. The Collector's Illustrated Price Guide to Russel Wright Dinnerware. Smithtown, NY: Exposition Press, 1981.

Walker, Norma. "American Modern." Antiques & Collecting Hobbies 97 (Aug. 1992): 42-4.


Curran, Pamela Duvall. Shawnee Pottery: The Full Encyclopedia with Value Guide. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1995.

Mangus, Jim and Bev Mangus. Shawnee Pottery: An Identification & Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1994.


Duke, Harvey. Stangl Pottery. Radnor, PA: Wallace-Homestead Book Co. 1993


Reed, Cleota and Stan Skoczen. Syracuse China. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

Tea Leaf Ironstone

Heaivilin, Annise Doring. Grandma's Tea Leaf Ironstone: A History and Study of English and American Potteries. Des Moines, IA: Wallace-Homestead, 1981.


Smith, Timothy J. Universal Dinnerware and its Predecessors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2000.


Rader, John R., Sr. Warwick China: The Company Built by People. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Co., 2000.

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