Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Seldom does the debut of an antiques publication introduce a completely new area of collecting, but thats exactly what this book does. The authors turn the world of mid-nineteenth-century French porcelain upside-down through their interpretation of two recently discovered factory books from the earliest years of the Haviland porcelain works at Limoges. Shape drawings from a mysterious volume at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, complemented by paintings and prints from a heretofore unknown design catalog preserved in the Haviland family, reveal the shattering truth that many pieces of anonymous Old Paris in collections today are actually Limoges porcelains designed, decorated, and marketed by American entrepreneur David Haviland during his first two decades in France. Anticipated on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most significant contributions of original scholarship on French ceramics in a generation, this study combines carefully researched text with 450 illustrations, including full-color photographs of previously unidentifiable porcelains and many unpublished documents from archives in France and America. A beautiful volume, it is the indispensable reference for curators, scholars, dealers, and aficionados of French ceramics. Readers will find their views of nineteenth-century porcelains enhanced and transformed.

Buy Old Limoges book by Barbara Wood from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780764323119
ISBN-10: 0764323113
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 28mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Old Limoges book by Barbara Wood and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Barbara Wood

Magdalene Scrolls by Barbara Wood

The Magdalene Scrolls

Paperback / softback, December 2016
$27.46
Land of the Afternoon Sun by Barbara Wood

Land of the Afternoon Sun

Paperback / softback, July 2016
$41.23
When I Knew Better, I Did Better by Barbara Wood

When I Knew Better, I Did Better

Paperback / softback, April 2016
$17.13
Perfect Harmony by Barbara Wood

Perfect Harmony

Hardback, June 2015
$70.50