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Meissen Porcelain

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Once worth more than its weight in gold, Meissen Porcelain has graced the households of royalty and artistocracy for hundreds of years. Famed ceramic expert and Antiques Roadshow stalwart John Sandon explores the history of this precious commodity: from its mysterious discovery by an imprisoned alchemist held captive in the King of Saxony's castle, to its reputation as the most beautiful of all porcelains. Providing further insight into the beautiful world of chinaware, Meissen Porcelain is an essential topic for the growing Shire list, and a welcome volume to join Sandon's carefully detailed titles in the Shire collection: British Porcelain and Worcester Porcelain.
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Once worth more than its weight in gold, Meissen Porcelain has graced the households of royalty and artistocracy for hundreds of years. Famed ceramic expert and Antiques Roadshow stalwart John Sandon explores the history of this precious commodity: from its mysterious discovery by an imprisoned alchemist held captive in the King of Saxony's castle, to its reputation as the most beautiful of all porcelains. Providing further insight into the beautiful world of chinaware, Meissen Porcelain is an essential topic for the growing Shire list, and a welcome volume to join Sandon's carefully detailed titles in the Shire collection: British Porcelain and Worcester Porcelain.
Product Details
Paperback (120 pages)
Published: August 24, 2010
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Imprint: Shire
ISBN: 9780747807773
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    British Porcelain

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    Porcelain has been produced in England since the eighteenth century. Early porcelain was often produced in styles imitating imported Chinese wares but England's makers soon developed distinctive styles reflecting the fashions of the day. At one time England had dozens of porcelain makers, including such well-known names as Bow, Chelsea, Coalport and Minton. Today many of these names have passed into history, but Royal Crown Derby, Royal Worcester and Spode remain, albeit with Derby being the only factory still manufacturing pots on site.

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    Worcester is the single most collected British porcelain manufacturer in the world. Produced since 1751, it is most notably renowned for several styles, which define marked periods in an illustrious career: the early blue and white porcelain, which imitated Chinese styles, and the cream-colored, highly gilded and painted ware of the early twentieth century. John Sandon, a world authority on European porcelain, takes you on a decorative journey through the many periods of this highly respected manufacturer, illustrating and describing the diverse range of styles and designs produced over the years. Learn how to date your own treasured Worcester porcelain and where to find the rarest and most beautiful collections around the world. A much-missed addition to Shire's already dedicated coverage of porcelain and ceramics.

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