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Porcelain

Porcelain
  • Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780691182339
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Summary : "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"--

Porcelain

Porcelain
  • Author : Vivienne Foley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-23
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 1912217708
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Summary : For thousands of years, the special properties of porcelain - its delicacy, translucency and remarkable strength - have fascinated and inspired, and these qualities continue to have an enduring appeal for ceramic artists. However, porcelain is also a notoriously demanding medium that presents unique challenges for the maker. In this inspiring practical guide, porcelain artist Vivienne Foley introduces ceramicists to the material she has been working with for more than forty years. The book takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of porcelain, and covers everything from its composition and workability, to decorating and glazing. Methods of throwing and building are thoroughly covered, with a focus on techniques and faults specific to porcelain. Drying and firing is also discussed, and there is a useful troubleshooting section on all the most likely problems and faults along with suggested remedies. Beginning with the fascinating history of making in porcelain, from the Imperial kilns of China to the Meissen factory of Germany and beyond, this book offers an insight into the way porcelain has been used in the past and how it has been adapted and developed for contemporary work, by current artists who are constantly looking to push the boundaries of possiblity. Illustrated throughout with helpful how-to images, as well as the beautiful works of current artists, Porcelain is the essential handbook for any ceramic student or artist seeking to understand and work with this extraordinary material.

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg
  • Author : John Cecil Austin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :227
  • ISBN : 0879350237
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Summary : 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 Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

The Sèvres 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-01-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780300073386
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Summary : 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.

Porcelain

Porcelain
  • Author : Moby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-17
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780698189171
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Summary : From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s. There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene. This was the New York of Palladium; of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo; of unchecked, drug-fueled hedonism in pumping clubs where dance music was still largely underground, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there was Moby—not just a poor, skinny white kid from Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaler. He would learn what it was to be spat on, to live on almost nothing. But it was perhaps the last good time for an artist to live on nothing in New York City: the age of AIDS and crack but also of a defiantly festive cultural underworld. Not without drama, he found his way. But success was not uncomplicated; it led to wretched, if in hindsight sometimes hilarious, excess and proved all too fleeting. And so by the end of the decade, Moby contemplated an end in his career and elsewhere in his life, and put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, his good-bye to all that, the album that would in fact be the beginning of an astonishing new phase: the multimillion-selling Play. At once bighearted and remorseless in its excavation of a lost world, Porcelain is both a chronicle of a city and a time and a deeply intimate exploration of finding one’s place during the most gloriously anxious period in life, when you’re on your own, betting on yourself, but have no idea how the story ends, and so you live with the honest dread that you’re one false step from being thrown out on your face. Moby’s voice resonates with honesty, wit, and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas. Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It’s about finding your people, your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, somehow, when you think it’s over, from a place of well-earned despair, creating a masterpiece. As a portrait of the young artist, Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians’ memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age, and something timeless about the human condition. Push play.

Porcelain

Porcelain
  • Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-06-30
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780691201986
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Summary : "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.

18th and 19th Century Porcelain Analysis

18th and 19th Century Porcelain Analysis
  • Author : Howell G. M. Edwards
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-13
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : 9783030421922
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Summary : This book addresses the contributions made by analytical chemistry to the characterisation of 18th and early 19th Century English and Welsh porcelains commencing with the earliest reports of Sir Arthur Church and of Herbert Eccles and Bernard Rackham using chemical digestion techniques and concluding with the most recent instrumental experiments, which together span more than a hundred years of study. From the earliest experiments which required necessarily the sacrifice of significant portions of each specimen, which may already have been damaged , to the latest experiments which needed only microsampling or the non-destructive interrogation of valuable perfect specimens a comprehensive survey is undertaken of more than twenty manufactories of quality porcelains. The correlation is made between the quantitative elemental oxide determinations of the scanning electron microscopic diffraction and Xray fluorescence data and the qualitative molecular spectroscopic Raman data to demonstrate their complementarity and use in the holistic forensic assessment of the origin of the fired procelains ; this will form the groundwork for the adoption of analytical techniques for the attribution of unknown or questionable procelains to their potential source factories . The book will also examine the perception of what constitutes a porcelain and its definitions and examines the assignment of porcelains to types which currently employs the definitions of hard paste , soft paste , hybrid , magnesian and bone china from the conclusions derived from the analytical data and a consideration of the raw materials employed in their manufacturing processes. During the discussion of this analytical evidence several themes and protocols have been established for its utilisation in the potential identification of porcelains and several case studies undertaken for this purpose are cited. The book will be of interest to analytical scientists , to museum ceramics curators and to ceramics historians.

Porcelain

Porcelain
  • Author : Edward Dillon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-16
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9785041331375
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China's Porcelain Capital

China's Porcelain Capital
  • Author : Maris Boyd Gillette
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-11
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9781474259439
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Summary : 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'.

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum
  • Author : John B. Wachtman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-28
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9780470316290
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Summary : 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.

A Guide Through the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester

A Guide Through the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester
  • Author : Worcester (England). Royal Porcelain Works
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1878
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101075437481
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American Porcelain, 1770-1920

American Porcelain, 1770-1920
  • Author : Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1989-01-01
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780870995408
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Pottery and Porcelain

Pottery and Porcelain
  • Author : Charles Wyllys Elliott
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-25
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 9783752342406
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: Pottery and Porcelain by Charles Wyllys Elliott

Porcelain painting

Porcelain painting
  • Author : Elizabeth Lawrence Archer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1860
  • Total pages :30
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590028570
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European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Author : Jeffrey Munger,Elizabeth Sullivan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-09
  • Total pages :312
  • ISBN : 9781588396433
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Summary : 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}

Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Contemporary Studio Porcelain
  • Author : Peter Lane
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-11-25
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 0812237722
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Summary : "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.

Catalogue of the Ornamental Furniture, Works of Art and Porcelain at Welbeck Abbey

Catalogue of the Ornamental Furniture, Works of Art and Porcelain at Welbeck Abbey
  • Author : William John Arthur Charles James Cavendish-Bentinck Duke of Portland,George Harding
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1897
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044108370925
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Pottery and Porcelain Restoration

Pottery and Porcelain Restoration
  • Author : Roger Hawkins
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-03
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781785006760
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07-25
  • Total pages :680
  • ISBN : 9789004231276
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Summary : 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.

Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain

Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain
  • Author : Adrian Sassoon
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992-03-12
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9780892361731
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Summary : 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.

Contributions Towards the History of Early English Porcelain

Contributions Towards the History of Early English Porcelain
  • Author : James Edward Nightingale
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1881
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433072173234
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