Here is a wide range of children's play dishes of worldwide distribution to help you identify and date sets. Over 400 full-color photographs, showing thousands of pieces as well as trademarks and markings, accompany the description of tea sets, dinner sets, and other children's play items. Organized by their country of orgin and in chronological order, the descriptions include the number of pieces in a complete set, size, color, and decoration techniques, and fascinating historical facts about the manufacturers, characters and designs. Items range from 1770 to the present. Now you will be able to identify, date, and price children's play dishes by their ware, shape, size, decoration, trademark, ect. This book is an essential reference for any collector's library.