California Faience: Ceramics for Cottages and Castles

California Faience: Ceramics for Cottages and

The first comprehensive book on California Faience pottery that operated in Berkeley from 1913 to 1959. Lavishly illustrated with over 700 figures. Written by a grandson of one of the company founders, William Bragdon, the book benefits from copious original documentation. Book will be autographed by author unless otherwise requested.

  • ASIN: 1600521002

The French Country Table: Pottery & Faience of Provence

The French Country Table: Pottery & Faience of

Symbols of the warmth of home life and the time-honored artisan tradition, l'art de la table, or "table art," comes from two sister crafts: pottery and faience. One rustic and earthen, the other the very picture of refinement, both have played a fundamental role in the expression of French culture from rural life to the high court at Versailles. This lushly photographed book takes the reader on a sun-soaked journey to the craft's ancestral home of Provence, in the South of France, to view the fascinating process of creation involved in these cherished crafts. Filled with fascinating historical anecdotes, this thoroughly researched book goes inside the centuries-old ateliers of Provence to examine the making of pottery and faience from the cultivating of clay and its shaping at the potter's wheel to the kilns, painted decoration, and more. This lovely book offers not only a close-up look at this world-renowned craft but also a moving portrait of life in Provence.

  • Brand: Brand: Harry N. Abrams
  • ASIN: 0810945789

Laying the Elegant Table: China, Faience, Porcelain, Majolica, Glassware, Flatware, Tureens, Platters, Trays, Centerpieces, Tea Sets

Laying the Elegant Table: China, Faience, Porcelain, Majolica,

Anyone who enjoys entertaining is sure to be inspired by these objects of charm and history, which bring elegance and finesse to any table. Among the list of items profiled in the book are numerous types of plates (from country stoneware to fine bone china), stemware (from fine crystal aperitif glasses to hand cut ruby quartz goblets), flatware (knives, spoons and forks of every shape, material and purpose), as well as serving platters, soup tureens, serving trays, chafing dishes, egg cups, napkin holders and more. Inès Heugel delves into the history behind each item. She expounds on detailing and craftsmanship, popular designs and proper uses. All the major historic manufacturers, styles and brands are covered. Also included is a chapter on table ornaments—from centerpieces to candelabra—that round out any well-laid table. Christian Sarramon's atmospheric photographs show each piece in a contemporary setting, and delightful reproductions of vintage engravings and lithographs adorn the margins, giving the book the feel of an old-time almanac. Laying the Elegant Table is the perfect gift and an ideal addition to your own collection.

  • Brand: Brand: Rizzoli
  • ASIN: 0847828441

Le violon de faïence (French Edition)

Le violon de faïence (French

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. Despite the cleaning process, occasional flaws may still be present that were part of the original work itself, or introduced during digitization. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library at www.hathitrust.org.

  • ASIN: B0082PC0TO

The faïence violin

The faïence

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. Despite the cleaning process, occasional flaws may still be present that were part of the original work itself, or introduced during digitization. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library at www.hathitrust.org.

  • ASIN: B007QCG8D8

Pflueger Collection of Early European Porcelain and Faience: As Collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger

Pflueger Collection of Early European Porcelain and Faience:

Volume I: German Porcelain. Volume II: Italian, Spanish, French and English porcelain; Italian, French, German and other pottery and faience. Illustrated in color.

  • ASIN: 0903432439

French faience

French

  • ASIN: B0006CKFGQ

German Faience Jugs and Tankards of the 17th and 18th Centuries

German Faience Jugs and Tankards of the 17th

  • ASIN: B000LGYB30

Abusir XIV: Faience Inlays from the Funerary Temple of King Neferre: Neferre's Substitute Decoration Programme (v. 14)

Abusir XIV: Faience Inlays from the Funerary Temple

In the course of the exploration of the funerary temple of King Neferre, the expedition of the Czech Institute of Egyptology discovered about 2000 fragments of faience inlays and tablets of Egyptian blue bearing texts and scenes in relief. The present volume contains the full description, analysis and interpretation of this unique find. The evidence, analysed by the author in archaeological and historical context, suggests that the inlays (and probably also the tablets of Egyptian blue) had once decorated wooden shrines containing the statues of the king, and the functional analysis of their motifs indicates that the inlays and tablets in all likelihood formed a substitute of the relief decoration that was missing in the temple of Neferre. The volume contains a separate chapter with the mineralogical analysis of several samples of both faience and Egyptian blue, studied in transmitted light using the Axiolab microscope, and on the microprobe Cameca SX 100 at the Department of geological sciences, Masaryk University Brno.

  • Brand: Brand: Czech Institute of Egyptology
  • ASIN: 807308130X
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