Porcelain

Porcelain
Author: Suzanne L. Marchand
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780691182339
Language: en
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"This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the material. Porcelain was first invented in medieval China, but the evolution of what its first producers called "white gold" was set in motion by Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Augustus obsessed over owning a personal alchemist, Johann Böttger, whom he imprisoned in his castle, first to make gold, and when that failed, to make porcelain. Trained in chemistry by an apothecary, Böttger took advantage of the king's obsession with porcelain and eventually produced the first European ceramic vessels whose delicacy and strength resembled those of Asian imports. Augustus funded the creation of a Saxon royal manufactory, which became the famous Meissen factory, and which to this day stands for the highest quality in porcelain. By the time of Böttger's death in 1719, Meissen porcelain had become famous throughout Europe and the world, its wares in high demand by other monarchs and aristocratic consumers. Soon after the porcelain maker's death, his secret recipe was stolen, and dozens of Central European princes opened their own manufactories. Here, author Suzanne L. Marchand shows how the story of European porcelain is an intertwined history of the mercantile state policy that built these factories, the luxury trades that sustained them, the debates about what counted as "art," and the changes in consumer and material culture driving the business. Throughout the eighteenth century, porcelain production was an industry of competitive, mercantile production under royal ownership. By 1850, however, after only a few state-backed firms survived the financial crises of 1815-1830, the Central European porcelain industry had become the domain of mass producers and trademark forgers. Marchand then traces the story of Central European porcelain into the twentieth century, exploring the new challenges of cartelization, the rise of Japanese and Czech competition, and the impact of the two world wars, following several porcelain firms through the Nazi era and the Russian seizures of companies in the German East. At each point, Marchand uses the history of porcelain to link the businesses, and the states that helped sustain them, to the broader history of culture and consumption"--

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg
Author: John Cecil Austin
Release: 1977
Editor: Colonial Williamsburg
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0879350237
Language: en
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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has amassed an outstanding collection of ceramics produced by the Chelsea porcelain Manufactory during its years of operation, 1745-1769. The most important part of the collection falls within the Manufactory's earliest, or triangle, period, and includes examples of nearly all the extant forms. Exotic teapots shaped like Chinamen holding creatures, and objects copied directly from silver prototypes are but a few of the fascinating forms from the early, experimental period. Also illustrated are unique and aesthetically pleasing examples that were manufactured at Chelsea later.

The S vres Porcelain Manufactory

The S  vres Porcelain Manufactory
Author: Beatrice Pannequin,Tamara Préaud,Karole Bezut,Antoine D'Albis,Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts,Laurie Dahlberg,Anne Lajoix,Sylvie Millasseau
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780300073386
Language: en
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The tumultuous years of the French Revolution left France’s prestigious decorative arts industries poised on the brink of ruin. It was not until after the fall of the monarchy and the ascendancy of the Consulat and Empire under Napoleon that they began to recover so that by the middle of the nineteenth century they stood at the pinnacle of their achievement. This book is the first in depth study of the renowned porcelain works at Sèvres during its virtual rebirth under the 47 year direction of the scientist, teacher, and administrator Alexandre Brongniart. Some 110 working drawings from the Sèvres Archive are reproduced here for the first time in color. They celebrate the high skill of the artists whose work often documented contemporary events in France. There are table services in the 'Egyptian' and 'Etruscan' taste as well as individual pieces that recall Napoleonic military campaigns. There are also exquisite Neoclassical decorations using motifs such as birds, butterflies, and insects that reflect the century’s early fascination with the natural sciences. The repertoire of nineteenth century eclecticism is evident in the output of Sèvres from the revival of Gothic and renaissance motifs to the outburst of naturalism. Eleven essays by leading authorities assess this dynamic period.

How to Identify Old Chinese Porcelain

How to Identify Old Chinese Porcelain
Author: Mrs. Willoughby Hodgson
Release: 1905
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 178
ISBN: UCLA:31158000236769
Language: en
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Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain
Author: William Giuseppi Gulland
Release: 1902
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044060433059
Language: en
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Pottery and Porcelain from Early Times Down to the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876

Pottery and Porcelain  from Early Times Down to the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876
Author: Charles Wyllys Elliott
Release: 1878
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 356
ISBN: UCAL:B4588049
Language: en
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What we have attempted has been to gather and present, in a way to be easily understood, the most important facts respecting "Pottery and Porcelain."--Preface.

Porcelain

Porcelain
Author: Suzanne L. Marchand
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780691201986
Language: en
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"This is the book on porcelain we have been waiting for. . . . A remarkable achievement."—Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes A sweeping cultural and economic history of porcelain, from the eighteenth century to the present Porcelain was invented in medieval China—but its secret recipe was first reproduced in Europe by an alchemist in the employ of the Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Saxony’s revered Meissen factory could not keep porcelain’s ingredients secret for long, however, and scores of Holy Roman princes quickly founded their own mercantile manufactories, soon to be rivaled by private entrepreneurs, eager to make not art but profits. As porcelain’s uses multiplied and its price plummeted, it lost much of its identity as aristocratic ornament, instead taking on a vast number of banal, yet even more culturally significant, roles. By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became essential to bourgeois dining, and also acquired new functions in insulator tubes, shell casings, and teeth. Weaving together the experiences of entrepreneurs and artisans, state bureaucrats and female consumers, chemists and peddlers, Porcelain traces the remarkable story of “white gold” from its origins as a princely luxury item to its fate in Germany’s cataclysmic twentieth century. For three hundred years, porcelain firms have come and gone, but the industry itself, at least until very recently, has endured. After Augustus, porcelain became a quintessentially German commodity, integral to provincial pride, artisanal industrial production, and a familial sense of home. Telling the story of porcelain’s transformation from coveted luxury to household necessity and flea market staple, Porcelain offers a fascinating alternative history of art, business, taste, and consumption in Central Europe.

Artificial Soft Paste Porcelain

Artificial Soft Paste Porcelain
Author: Edwin Atlee Barber
Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: UOM:39015068318909
Language: en
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Hard Paste Porcelain Oriental China Japan Siam Korea

Hard Paste Porcelain  Oriental  China  Japan  Siam  Korea
Author: Edwin Atlee Barber
Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: HARVARD:FL2FC3
Language: en
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China s Porcelain Capital

China s Porcelain Capital
Author: Maris Boyd Gillette
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781474259439
Language: en
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Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day. Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state involvement in porcelain production, particularly during the long 20th century. She considers how the Chinese government has consumed, invested in, taxed and managed the local ceramics industry, and the effects of this state intervention on ceramists' lives, their local environment and the nature of the goods they produce. Gillette traces how Jingdezhen experienced the transition from imperial rule to state ownership under communism, the changing fortunes of the ceramics industry in the early 21st century, the decay and decline that accompanied privatisation, and a revival brought about by an entrepreneurial culture focusing on the manufacture of highly-prized 'art porcelain'.

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Jeffrey Munger,Elizabeth Sullivan
Release: 2018-05-09
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781588396433
Language: en
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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}

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum
Author: John B. Wachtman
Release: 2009-09-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780470316290
Language: en
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This volume is part of the Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding (CESP) series. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, solid oxide fuel cells, mechanical properties and structural design, advanced ceramic coatings, ceramic armor, porous ceramics, and more.

American Porcelain 1770 1920

American Porcelain  1770 1920
Author: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Release: 1989-01-01
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780870995408
Language: en
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Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Contemporary Studio Porcelain
Author: Peter Lane
Release: 2003-11-25
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0812237722
Language: en
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"There are over 350 new illustrations and 75 new artists featured in this new updated edition. The result is a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field." "This substantially revised edition presents a wide diversity of porcelain objects which will both inspire and enthral. A fascinating read not only for any potter working in porcelain but also for collectors and anyone interested in fine ceramics."--Jacket.

Porcelain Analysis and Its Role in the Forensic Attribution of Ceramic Specimens

Porcelain Analysis and Its Role in the Forensic Attribution of Ceramic Specimens
Author: Howell G. M. Edwards
Release: 2022
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783030809522
Language: en
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Pottery and Porcelain Restoration

Pottery and Porcelain Restoration
Author: Roger Hawkins
Release: 2020-04-03
Editor: The Crowood Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781785006760
Language: en
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Pottery and Porcelain Restoration is a practical guide for amateurs to the craft of the professional restorer. With over 360 photographs, it explains the simplest, safest and ethical techniques that are recommended today and - essentially - do not further damage your pieces. Written with clear practical detail, it explains the full process and gives unique insight into the delicate job of the ceramic restorer. This new book introduces the history of pottery and porcelain, and gives an account of the methods and ethics of ceramic restoration; it gives a complete list and details of materials and equipment, and particularly advises on the best choice of glues; it describes the full restoration process, from preparation and cleaning to gluing and modelling, and finally to painting and gilding and provides step-by-step instructions for gluing multiple breaks, filling chips and large missing areas, as well as making lids, teapot spouts, hands, leaves, fingers and handles. Restoration examples are illustrated such as making Beswick horse legs, replacing missing handles on a Chinese jug and painting a Clarice Cliff jug and, finally, vital tricks of the trade are shared throughout and useful tips to setting up a workshop are given.

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road

Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road
Author: Adam T. Kessler
Release: 2012-07-25
Editor: BRILL
Pages: 680
ISBN: 9789004231276
Language: en
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Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.

Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain of the Renaissance and Modern Periods

Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain of the Renaissance and Modern Periods
Author: William Chaffers
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1000
ISBN: MSU:31293103738443
Language: en
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Fifteen year Exposure Test of Porcelain Enamels

Fifteen year Exposure Test of Porcelain Enamels
Author: Dwight G. Moore
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 13
ISBN: UOM:39015086555656
Language: en
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Vincennes and S vres Porcelain

Vincennes and S  vres Porcelain
Author: Adrian Sassoon
Release: 1992-03-12
Editor: Getty Publications
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780892361731
Language: en
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This volume documents the Getty Museum's important holdings of Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain. Entries are arranged in chronological order and include descriptions, commentary, and a complete bibliography and exhibition list. Every object is illustrated in color and all incised and painted marks are reproduced. The volume also includes an index of painters, gilders, and previous owners.