The J.A. Bauer Company (1885 1962), known for its simple, colorful tableware, has become one of the most sought and valued lines of American pottery. Bauer pioneered the concept of solid color, mix and match dinnerware with their most popular lines of ring, plain ware, and Monterey Modern. The works of this famous pottery are now documented in this new Collector's Encyclopedia of Bauer Pottery, written by Jack Chipman. This long awaited reference guide features over 300 beautiful color photos in addition to vintage catalogs, brochures, and advertising. The interesting history of Bauer is outlined along with staff and plant archival photos. It covers all product lines incuding Russel Wright artware, Bauer Atlanta, and Bauer Los Angeles stoneware, tableware, kitchenware, and artware. This book is an easy to use guide for collectors and dealers alike. Every piece is described in detail and given current collector values. With a wealth of information, beautiful photos, and a current value guide, this reference will fill a void in many collectors' libraries. We are proud to add this fine work to our line of pottery books. 2001 values. AUTHORBIO: Jack Chipman has collected California ceramics, particularly Bauer pottery, for over 20 years. He has published books on Bauer Pottery and California Pottery. He is also a talented fine artist who work is in the collections of several museums. REVIEW: This book is the second Bauer reference guide published by the author, and contains more items and current collector values. The author's goal of including everything that Bauer ever made, although not realized, was attempted in this volume.