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Staffordshire Figures

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ISBN 10: 0764319175 / ISBN 13: 9780764319174
Published by Schiffer Pub
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Title: Staffordshire Figures

Publisher: Schiffer Pub

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:BRAND NEW

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Imagine the gilded age of a nation reflected in hundreds of earthenware figures, each with its own story to tell. This book offers an in-depth study of the cultural, socio-economic, religious, political, and technological history that defined the British Empire in the 19th century. This meticulously researched volume is infused with the real-life stories of the potters, their subjects, and people who lived with these historical figurines. Each chapter is a self-contained study of the Staffordshire potteries where they were made, the potters who created them, and of the characters themselves, including spaniels and other animals, the English monarchy, religious symbols, children, heroes, rouges, architecture and much more. Included are over 550 superb color photographs of Staffordshire figures (some previously unrecorded) and detailed captions with values. This is an essential reference for collectors, dealers, designers, historians, curators, and all who love antique ceramics.

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Adele Kenny is the author of 23 books (poetry & nonfiction). Her poems, reviews, and articles have been published in journals worldwide, and her poems have appeared in books and anthologies published by Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her poetry, including two fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a first place Merit Book Award, a Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and a Writer's Digest Poetry Award. A former professor of creative writing in the College of New Rochelle's Graduate School, she is the founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and poetry editor of Tiferet.
 
Website: adelekenny.com/
Poetry Blog: adelekenny.blogspot.com/

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