Porcelain of Paris 1770-1850

Price: 125.00 USD

New York: Walker and Company, 1972. Large quarto. 361, [1]pp. Original photographic dust-jacket over blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Book housed in its original cardboard slipcase. Tipped-in frontispiece. This remarkable work deals with the era from the first tentative production of French hard porcelain through the middle of the 19th century. A historical survey of the major factories includes the workshops of the Comte d'Artois, the Comte de Provence, the Queen of France, the Duc d'Angoulême, the Darte Brothers, Dihl and Guérard, Dagoty and Honoré and Jacob-Petit. Among the 242 color and b/w illustrations are photographs of chinaware from museums and private and public collections in France, Great Britain, the United States, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The author discusses techniques of production and the effects of political events on the development of certain style characteristics. Development of porcelain production in other countries is also covered, with special emphasis on the influence the Parisian style exerted. Slipcase slightly age-toned along edges. Dust-jacket is intact but plastic wrap overlay is starting to fray. Slipcase and dust-jacket in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. First American edition. vg.


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