Over 350 color photographs of European majolica illustrate this book - but don't be fooled, this is not merely a book of photographs. The author has included detailed textual treatments of all identifiable makers of majolica, as well as a value guide for all pieces shown in the book. Useful information on the location, preservation, and collecting of European majolica is also provided. European Majolica shows the reader how to identify majolica produced in the German states, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland, and explains the combinations of initials and numbers which have baffled collectors for years, enabling the reader to properly identify the maker of his or her majolica.
D. Michael Murray is a trial attorney with offices in Rochester and Batavia, New York and for the past twenty years has been engaged in research regarding the production of majolica in the Central European states during the last quarter of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th century. This book is the result of his research and the experience acquired in collecting and selling majolica.