This fifth book in the authors' popular World of Wade series features highly collectible ceramic products made by the Irish Wade pottery from the early 1950s through 1990. Over 540 color photographs depict extensive giftware lines, including tankards, tableware, decanters, ashtrays, miscellaneous giftware, and the highly collectible leprechauns, fairy folk, and Irish Song Figures. A concise history of the pottery and a comprehensive section on backstamps and mold marks will help collectors learn about dating Irish Wade items. Also illustrated are products made by Seagoe Ceramics that were marketed under the Wade brand name in the early 1990s. All pieces illustrated have suggested values in both dollars and English pounds. This book is a must for all serious and novice collectors of Irish Wade.
Ian Warner and Mike Posgay live in Toronto. While working as an architect, Ian developed a strong interest in collecting and studying pottery and glassware of the 20th century. Mike, a bacteriologist, collects head vase planters, Fenton art glass, Czechoslovakian art glass and, of course, Wade pottery and porcelain.