This colorful book provides a sweeping overview of the modern tableware designs introduced by leading pottery firms from the 1940s through the 1960s. So extensive is the coverage that this volume surveys forty-seven potteries from A to P, including American Limoges*TM, Buffalo*TM, Century House*TM, Frankoma*TM, Hall*TM, Mayer*TM, Pacific*TM, and Pfaltzgraff*TM. A second volume will be required to present the rest. Over 500 vivid color photographs display these modern tableware designs at their best.The concise text presents new information, grading guidelines, a detailed bibliography, and an index. Current market values are found in the captions. Anyone who appreciates modern design will find this book a treasure.