AROUND HOME : Art Deco Tableware : BY JUDY SPOURS (Rizzoli International Publications Inc.; 1988)

IN THE ‘20s and ‘30s, while American companies manufactured Bauer, Fiesta, Hall and other everyday tableware, the British also were making streamlined beauties: Who would have thought that staid old Wedgwood and Royal Doulton would issue such wonderfully Moderne geometric and floral patterns in such elegant shapes. There is even a teapot in the shape of a yellow race car. Collectors will drool, especially because most of these are not available in this country. ($35)