The British Museum collection of Italian Renaissance ceramics is one of the most important and most comprehensive anywhere in the world. Apart from containing many works of great artistic beauty, it is unequalled for its high proportion of signed, marked, dated and armorial pieces, crucial for scholarly study of the subject. This is the first systematic catalogue of the collection. The 495 detailed entries cover the period from 1400 to 1700 and include maiolica, incised slipware and the rare Medici porcelain made in the ground-breaking Granducal workshop in Florence in the late 16th century. Every item is illustrated at least once, and most twice, in colour. Particular attention is given to patronage (the collection includes works made for such eminent patrons as Pope Leo X and Isabella dEste), to the relationship with painting and other arts, and to the history of collecting and the role of the BM collection in developing the international study of the subject. The catalogue entries incorporate the results of a long programme of scientific analaysis of the clays used by Renaissance potters. The book will also contain the fullest bibliography of the subject ever published.
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Descrizione libro British Museum Press 2009-04-15, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0714128163. Codice libro della libreria 571882
Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0714128163