Honey, W. B.
FRENCH PORCELAIN OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
London: Faber & Faber, 1972
Second edition. Octavo. 78 pp; 8 color plates including frontispiece & 96 b/w plates; bibliography; index. Cloth with dust jacket. VG/VG. A clean, unmarked copy; Watson Guptill publisher sticker over Faber imprint on spine of price-clipped jacket, minor soiling to jacket. The authoritative study of the soft-paste wares of Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Mennecy, Vincennes and Sevres. The author, who was Keeper of the Department of Ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, combines detailed historical information about the factories and their wares with a deep aesthetic appreciation of their rare qualities. First published in 1950, this edition includes four new color plates and the bibliography has been brought up to date. Includes a comprehensive chapter on marks and a short chapter on forgeries.
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