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Porcelain and Pottery Marks: A Selected Bibliography


Information or research assistance regarding porcelain and pottery marks is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Barber, Edwin A. Marks of American Potters. 1904. Reprint. Ann Arbor, MI: Ars Ceramica, Ltd., 1979.

Brunet, Marcelle. Les Marques De Sevres. Paris: Gerard Le Prat, 1953.

Chaffers, William. Collector's Handbook of Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 4th rev. ed. Edited by Frederick Litchfield. London: W. Reeves, 1968.

_____. Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 15th rev. ed. Vol 1, European and Oriental Selection, edited by Frederick Litchfield and R.L. Hobson. Vol. 2, British Section, edited by Geoffrey A. Godden. New York: Dover Publications, 1965.

Cox, Warren Earle. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. Rev. ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 1979.

Curtil, Henri. Marques et Signatures de la Faience Francaise. Paris: Editions Charles Massin, 1969.

Cushion, John Patrick. French and Italian Ceramic Marks. London: Faber & Faber, 1961.

_____. Pocket Book of British Ceramic Marks: Including Index to Registered Designs, 1842-83. 3d enl. ed., rev. and reset. London: Faber and Faber, 1976.

Cushion, J.P., and William B. Honey. Handbook of Pottery and Porcelain Marks. 5th rev. ed. London: Faber & Faber, 1996.

Danckert, Ludwig. Handbuch des Europaischen Porzellans. Rev. ed. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1967.

Darty, Peter. The Pocketbook of Porcelain & Pottery Marks. Ann Arbor, MI: Ars Ceramica, 1974.

Davison, Gerald. The Handbook of Marks on Chinese Porcelain. Wappingers Falls, NY: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994.

DeBolt, Gerald. DeBolt's Dictionary of American Pottery Marks: Whiteware and Porcelain. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1993.

Delenne, René Louis. Dictionnaire des Marques de L'Ancienne Faience de Delft. Paris: Richard Masse, Editeurs, 1947.

Fisher, S.W. English Pottery and Porcelain Marks: Including Scottish and Irish Marks. New York: Foulsham, 1992.

Gates, William C., Jr., and Dana E. Ormerod. "The East Liverpool, Ohio, Pottery District: Identification of Manufacturers and Marks." Journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology 16, nos. 1 & 2 (1982).

Godden, Geoffrey A. Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991.

_____. Handbook of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Praeger, 1968.

Graesse, J.G. Th., and E. Jaennicke. Fuhre fur Sammler von Porzellan und Fayence, Steinzeug, Steingut, usw. Rev. ed. Edited by E. Zimmermann. Braunschweig, Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1967.

Hughes, G. Bernard. The Country Life Collector's Pocket Book of China. London, New York, Country Life, 1972.

Justice, Jean. Dictionary of Marks and Monograms of Delft Pottery. London: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd. 1930.

Kovel, Ralph M., and Terry H. Kovel. Kovels' Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain, 1650-1850.. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995.

Kovel, Ralph M., and Terry H. Kovel. Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks: Pottery and Porcelain, 1850-Present. Reprint. New York: Crown Publishers, 1986.

Lang, Gordon. Miller's Pottery and Porcelain Marks. Reed Illustrated Books, 1995.

Le Duc, Genevieve, and Henri Curtil. Marques et Signatures de la Porcelaine Francaise. Paris: Editions Charles Massin, 1970.

Lehner, Lois. Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain and Clay. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1988.

Lesur, Adrien, and Tardy. Les Porcelaines Francaises. Paris: Tardy, 1972.

The Official Identification Guide to Pottery & Porcelain. Orlando, FL: House of Fine Collectibles, Inc., 1984.

Ormsbee, Thomas H. English China and Its Marks. London: W.H. Allen, 1962.

Paul, E. and A. Peterson, Ed. Collector's Handbook to Marks on Porcelain and Pottery. Greens Farms, CT: Modern Books and Crafts, 1974.

Penkala, Maria. European Porcelain. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1968.

_____. European Pottery: 5780 Marks on Maiolica, Faience and Stoneware. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1968.

Perrott, E. George.  Pottery & Porcelain Marks: European, Oriental and USA in Chronological Order.   Bath:  Gemini Publications Ltd., 1997.

Poche, Emanuel. Porcelain Marks of the World. [translated from the Czech by Joy Moss-Kohoutova]. London; New York : Hamlyn, 1975.

Robinson, Dorothy, and Bill Feeny. The Official Price Guide to American Pottery and Porcelain. Edited by Thomas E. Hudgeons. Orlando, FL: House of Collectibles, 1980.

Rontgen, Robert E. Marks on German, Bohemian and Austrian Porcelain: 1710 to the Present. Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1997.

Thorn, C. Jordan. Handbook of Old Pottery and Porcelain Marks. New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1947.

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