Beautifully photographed and extensively documented, this book features over 650 color photos of children's playtime dishes from all over the world. These charming collectibles are organized by country of origin and date from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. They include examples from all over Europe as well as China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Mexico, and the United States. Building on her two previous books on the subject, the author features all new material and has incorporated many fine sets from private collectors. More twentieth century examples are shown, including character and new sets. Detailed captions provide descriptions, measurements, and current values for all. With information on marks, factories, dates, and styles, this book is a must for collectors of early and contemporary children's dishes.
Lorraine Punchard has been collecting children's play dishes since the early 1960s. This is her third book on the subject for Schiffer Publishing.