This is a brand new Hardcover 2005 edition (first printing) of a very special book on handpainted plaques. It focusses mainly on KPM plaques but other makers are discussed. It has 256 pages with dozens of amazing quality plates. It measures 11" x 9". Best described by the following reviews copied from Amazon:
"I just received a copy of the KPM Plaques book and I am totally amazed. This is the only book of its kind in the world that focuses specifically on KPM Plaques. Collectors or anyone looking to learn more about this rare form of art will find never before seen information and pictures of these incredible plaques. After reading the section "the General History of Porcelain" I realized why KPM plaques are like no other as the authors reveal what makes these plaques different and unique. The book is comprehensive and detailed, covering a variety of topics that would not only help the beginner but an expert as the authors include never before documented and detailed photos on identifying counterfeits from the authentic marks found on real KPM plaques. Another important section discusses studio labels that used blank KPM plaques as their base material while another critical section informs the reader how to differentiate the quality between two identical KPM plaques. This book is a definite buy not only for the collector but anyone wishing to learn about a rare and virtually unknown art form. This book is a collector's item itself, not only for the information it contains but for the hundreds of full color photos on high quality, rich, glossy paper which have never been together in one book. The authors, Shakrovski and Rininberg, truly have created a masterpiece and an invaluable tool and reference for art lovers throughout the world."
"This is a must have book for the collectors or dealers interested in KPM Plaques. Having been in this business over 40 years and collecting my entire life I can say from experience that anyone lucky enough to have this book in their library will find it extremely informative and very well written. The authors researched extensively to acquire the information found in this wonderful book. Now collectors and dealers alike have an opportunity to learn about KPM plaques from the best book ever written on the subject. Congratulations to Vera and Sean on their wonderful accomplishment and contribution to the antique collectors and dealers of the world.
The book was written by Sean Shakrovski and Vera Rininberg and published by Finestein Book Publishing company in California.