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SZELEGEJD, BARBARA - Red and Black Stoneware and their Imitations in the Wilanow Collection

Warsaw. Wilanow Palace Museum. 2013. First edition. Quarto. Softcover. New. 428 Pages, richly illustrated in colour. English text. The catalogue presents fifty-nine pieces of red and black stoneware - great rarities in Polish collections - and their imitations held in the collection of the Wilanow Palace Museum. Among them is the largest Polish collection of red stoneware by Johann Friedrich Bottger, the famous alchemist and prisoner of Augustus the Strong (Elector of Saxony and King of Poland), whose remarkable success was to open in Meissen the first manufactory of porcelain in Europe. The study focuses not only on the achievements of European ceramicists, but also describes the beginnings of the custom for drinking chocolate, tea and coffee on our continent - culinary novelties which, surprisingly perhaps, not immediately found favour with the local connoisseurs. Of great interest are the chapters on Ary de Milde and the Elers brothers. The bibliography is of particular interest as there are a large number of references to Eastern European literature!.
EUR 95.00 [Appr.: US$ 110.44 | £UK 80.25 | JPą 12589] Book number 17223

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