European Porcelain by Jan Divis lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Peerage Books, 1983, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Translated from the Czech. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Porcelain is the finest of all ceramic materials. First produced in ancient China, it was admired and coveted by Europeans for its beauty; but it was many years before it was successfully produced in the West.
This fascinating book gives a broad outline of the history of porcelain-making in Europe. Principal stress is laid on the eighteenth century, when the art of porcelain manufacture reached its zenith, but the achievements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are also discussed To aid the layman or novice collector, the major periods and topics are dealt with in separate sections, and there is a full bibliography A useful reference section gives practical information about the technology of porcelain-making, and the manufacturers and modellers themselves, and the basic technical terms are also explained.
The book is fully illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a diagonal crease, and a short closed tear, to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Fawn boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
232 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Antiques & Collecting Porcelain category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…