WADE COLLECTABLES: 4th Edition: Charlton Standard CataloguePAT MURRAY Book Number: 85949 Product format: Paperback
THE standard reference to educate collectors and dealers with accurate and detailed listings of essential information to build a rewarding collection of Wade Heath Royal Victoria Pottery (formerly Wade & Co.) originally founded in the mid-1800s. The earthenware and Irish porcelain items in this book are made from a hard, solid china, sturdy enough to stand up to regular domestic use. Wade's porcelain or bone china items differ in that they are of a lighter weight, thinner and translucent. The items in the book are listed by type for example Cats and Dogs and then Alsatian, Cat Seated, Jack Russell, Scottie and Spaniel. The colourway of the model is next in the table, then the size, and price in three currencies. The measurements are given in millimetres and most measured according to their height. For relatively flat objects like bowls, dishes and plates, the measurement listed is the diameter of a round item. Modifications in style or versions or variations indicating a change in the colour or pattern in the design are all noted. The catalogue is run in alphabetical order for the major categories including Animals, Birds, Toby Jugs and Decanters, Children's Sets, Commemorative Ware, Decorative Ware, Disney, Figures, Money Boxes, Tea Pot Collectables, Tetley Tea Folk, Wade Ireland and Wall Decorations. With a note on the history, production process, back stamps, modellers, clubs and newsletters, the pricing will be way out of day (by around 12 years) but the cataloguing is superb. 450pp, fully illus large softback.
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