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EARLY MEISSEN PORCELAIN /ANGLAIS

PIETSCH ULRICH

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ISBN 10: 1904832792 / ISBN 13: 9781904832799
Published by GILES, 2011
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Ouvrage Neuf Pour fêter le cinquantième anniversaire du Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens à Jacksonville en Floride, ce volume conséquent présente près de 700 pièces de porcelaine de Meissen datant de la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle. 310x240x50mm 3600g. Bookseller Inventory # 9781904832799

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Title: EARLY MEISSEN PORCELAIN /ANGLAIS

Publisher: GILES

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Relié

Book Type: Ouvrage Neuf

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Telling the story of Meissen from its establishment by Augustus II, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland in 1710, and the early experiments of the alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger in creating the recipe for white hard-paste porcelain, this volume represents the most recent and significant scholarship on the Collection. Scholar Ulrich Pietsch recounts both the fascinating history of the foundation of the Meissen factory, and the surprising story of Wark’s collection and how it survived the war in a Hamburg cellar before being shipped to America.

The volume presents nearly 700 pieces of Meissen porcelain dating from the first half of the 18th century. It features examples by the leading sculptors, painters and patrons of the time including an experimental red urn from 1715 by Johann Friedrich Böttger, and a set of Augustus Rex Vases, decorated by Johann Gregor Höroldt, and dating from about 1728. Also known as the Darmstädter Vases, these represent the only known complete set of miniature vases that form a garniture or mantle decoration.

Each piece is beautifully photographed, and is accompanied by a catalogue entry including, where relevant, comparable objects and details and illustrations of the artists’ mark.

About the Author:

Urich Pietsch is the director of the Porcelain Collection, State Art Collection, Dresden. A leading expert on Meissen porcelain he is the author of most recently 'Passion for Meissen: Marouf Collection' (2010) and 'Die Figuerliche Porzellanplastik Von Gottlieb Kirchner Und Johann Joachim Kaendler' (Hirmer Verlag, 2006).

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