French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection

By: Dawson, Aileen

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-- Includes histories of more than 40 porcelain factories from all over France
-- This is the first time that this stunning collection has been catalogued

This fully illustrated catalogue includes descriptions and discussions of many pieces which have never before been published, as well as histories of over 40 porcelain factories in Paris and all over France. These accounts are the first to appear in English for several decades and incorporate much new research from French sources, together with a full bibliography. Each piece is illustrated, with its marks.

The British Museum Collection of French porcelain numbers around 300 pieces. This is the first time that it has been fully catalogued, although its origins go back to the 19th century. In 1897, A.W. Franks bequeathed to the Museum a wide variety of soft- and hard-paste porcelains, ranging in date from the beginnings of French manufacturing activity to Franks' later years. The collection has grown continuously through gifts, bequests and purchases, notably Sir Bernard Eckstein's bequest of 18th century painted Sevres porcelains. Recent acquisitions include both 19th and 20th century pieces.

Title: French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection

Author Name: Dawson, Aileen

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles,

Edition: Revised

Publisher: London, British Museum Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0714128015

ISBN Number 13: 9780714128016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 014945

Description: Pages 172-219 have slight "waviness" due to prev. poor storage, sl. shelfwear to wraps, no creasing to spine, sl. bumping to lower fore-edges.

Keywords: Porcelain,