The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788

Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection
Author: Aileen Dawson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584657521
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 248
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"This book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum. They date from the period 1751-83, from the factory's founding by Dr. John Wall to a few years after his death in 1776."--BOOK JACKET.

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Jeffrey Munger,Elizabeth Sullivan
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396436
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 312
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Porcelain imported from China was the most highly coveted new medium in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-­century Europe. Its pure white color, translucency, and durability, as well as the delicacy of decoration, were impossible to achieve in European earthenware and stoneware. In response, European ceramic factories set out to discover the process of producing porcelain in the Chinese manner, with significant artistic, technical, and commercial ramifications for Britain and the Continent. Indeed, not only artisans, but kings, noble patrons, and entrepreneurs all joined in the quest, hoping to gain both prestige and profit from the enterprises they established. This beautifully illustrated volume showcases ninety works that span the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century and reflect the major currents of European porcelain production. Each work is illustrated with glorious new photography, accompanied by analysis and interpretation by one of the leading experts in European decorative arts. Among the wide range of porcelains selected are rare blue-and-white wares and figures from Italy, superb examples from the Meissen factory in Germany and the Sèvres factory in France, and ceramics produced by leading British eighteenth-century artisans. Taken together, they reveal why the Metropolitan Museum’s holdings in this field are among the finest in the world. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

English Ceramics

The Frances and Emory Cocke Collection
Author: Donald C. Peirce
Publisher: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 255
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Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1790

The Zorensky Collection
Author: N.A
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
Category: Art
Page: 526
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This is an important reference book on 18th-century Worcester porcelain as well as a comprehensive catalogue of one of the finest private collections in the world. Simon Spero and John Sandon, highly respected authorities with their advantage of some 60 years' combined experience, have joined forces to provide a highly informative text and detailed individual catalogue entries with sections on redecoration, excavations, a survey of marks, a useful bibliography and a comprehensive index.

Dragons, tigers and bamboo

Japanese porcelain and its impact on Europe
Author: George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Macdonald Collection,Oliver Impey,Christiaan J. A. Jorg,Charles Mason
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 200
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A lavishly illustrated volume on Japanese porcelain from one of the world's finest collections. Dragons, Tigers and Bamboohighlights 170 masterpieces from the Macdonald Collection at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. This extraordinary collection illustrates many different aspects of the historical interaction between Japanese and European porcelain during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is the best cross-cultural porcelain collection in Canada and among the best of its kind in the world. Illustrated with more than 160 full-colour photographs commissioned for this volume, Dragons, Tigers and Bamboomakes the Macdonald Collection accessible for the first time to an international audience.

Irish Delftware

An Illustrated History
Author: Peter Francis
Publisher: Jonathan Horne
Category: Delftware
Page: 206
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This comprehensive book will soon establish itself as the standard work on the subject. The Irish delftware industry is covered in its entirety, from its beginnings in 1697 through its initial success, subsequent difficulties, and renewed fortunes in the 18th century. The author presents up-to-date research with new attributions, recent archeological investigations, and additional information concerning some of the smaller Irish factories.

The Clark

Selections from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Author: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Publisher: Hudson Hills
Category: Art
Page: 183
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The Clark: Selections from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, published in honor of this unique museum's fortieth anniversary, features eighty-four masterpieces in color, each with an accompanying essay, representing all its curatorial departments: paintings and sculpture, drawings and prints, decorative arts, and illustrated books. The Clark begins with an early-fourteenth-century altarpiece by Ugolino da Siena and Renaissance works by Piero della Francesca, Hans Memling, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Later works include canvases by Claude, Gainsborough, Fragonard, Goya, Turner, and Corot; beloved academic masterpieces by Stevens, Gerome, Bouguereau, Alma-Tadema, and Tissot; and works on paper by Durer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Munch, and Picasso. Among the highlights of seven centuries of Western art are the Clark's world-renowned concentrations of French impressionism (Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec), American nineteenth-century art (Cassatt, Homer, Remington, Sargent), and English and American (Paul Revere II) seventeenth- and eighteenth-century silver.

Ceramics, Ethics and Scandal

Author: Rosalie Sharp
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 290
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In this beautifully illustrated book, Rosalie Sharp looks at the society in which her collection of porcelain and pottery was produced in England in the 1800s. Her contemporary witnesses include the diarists Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, letter writers Horace Walpole and Mary Delany, and a host of other raconteurs and travellers. These accounts, together with her own extensive reading, have enabled her to write a lively story of the daily life of the period from food, dress and sexual escapades, through leisure activities such as music, dance, theatre, masq0974963232


European Decorative Arts and Paintings
Author: Katherine S. Howe
Publisher: Scala Books
Category: Art
Page: 228
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"Rienzi is the American Southwest's most important public collection of European decorative arts, presented in the former home of collectors Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III. Three essays discuss the Mastersons and Rienzi's architecture and gardens. Cata