Dynamic and beautiful Art Deco ceramics blazing with eye-catching, bold--even confrontational--hand-painted designs on innovative vessel forms, produced by some of the most influential potteries in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s, are featured here in over 400 color photographs. Spectacular dinnerwares, vases, jugs, face masks, coffee and tea sets by Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Beswick, Crown Devon, Myott, Royal Doulton, Shelley, and others appear in abundance.
A thorough text provides brief histories of the makers, explanations of the origins and development of the Art Deco style, and valuable tips for today's enthusiastic collectors. Values for the wares displayed are given. This reference will be enjoyed by both art and ceramics enthusiasts the world over.