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DECORATIVE ARTS AND ANTIQUES

POTTERY AND PORCELAIN - Glossary - A List of Museums and Galleries - Ceramics - [A materials resource site with links]

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The object featured at the top of this page is A Greek Vase in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - (NYC)

Pottery & Porcelain

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As a craft, the making of earthenware vessels and effigies is as ancient as the recorded history of man. If, however, we exclude those examples which come chiefly within the province of the archaeologist [see Antiquities], the general study and collecting of ceramics begins at a period not earlier than the T'ang dynasty [A.D. 618-906]. This dynasty saw the full flowering of the art of the Chinese potter, and the invention of the beautiful translucent porcelain, that was to become at once a most prized and elusive material to its would-be imitators.

The following survey provides a concise and reliable guide for those who wish to trace the history and varied techniques employed in the making of pottery and porcelain throughout a period of more than a thousand years.

In the main text the dates, places of manufacture, materials, and characteristics of Chinese and European ceramics are set out in chronological order. There are also sections describing the productions of Russia and America. To this is added a glossary supplying copious additional information, together with the names of individual artists, technical terms, and methods of decoration. Line drawings illustrate examples of various types of ware and the principal marks of each factory. [p. 403]


Index For Text on Pottery & Porcelain Wares
American
American Redware
Early New England Potters
Pennsylvania -German
Shenandoah Valley
Midwest
Decoration
American Stoneware
Some Better Wares
Creamware
Rockingham
Printed Wares
Late Wares
American Porcelain
Bonnin & Morris
Tucker Porcelain
Bennington
Greenpoint
Other Porcelain
Moulded Wares
Parian
American Belleek

Austrian
Austrian Porcelain

Belgian
Belgian Porcelain
Belgian Faïence

Chinese
Principal Chinese Dynasties and Reigns
Spurious Wares
Chinese Lowestoft and Export Porcelain
The Jesuit Fathers
Armorial Decoration
Variety of Articles
Figures
The Factories
The Lowestoft Myth
The American China Trade
Chinese Porcelain for the American Market

Korea

Japanese

Danish
Copenhagen Porcelain

Dutch
Dutch Pottery
Early Flemish and Dutch Majolica
Blue-and -White
Polychrome Wares
Dutch Figures
Dutch Fašence Made in Other Towns
Dutch Tiles
Dutch Forgeries
Dutch Porcelain

English
English Pottery
17th-c. Delftware
17th-c. Stoneware
17th-c. Lead-Glazed Earthenware
18th-c. Earthenware and Stoneware
18th-c. Delftware
19th-c. to 1830
English Porcelain
The Eighteenth Century
The Nineteenth Century to 1830

French
French Faïence
French Porcelain

German
German Faïence in the 17th and 18th Centuries
North Germany
Hamburg
Berlin and Potsdam
Hannoverisch-Münden
Brunswick
Schleswig-Holstein
South Germany
Hanau
Frankfurt-am-Main
Höchst
Ansbach
Nuremberg
Bayreuth
Künersberg
German Porcelain

Italian
Italian Majolica
Italian Porcelain

Russian
Russian Porcelain

Spanish
Buen Retiro Porcelain
Spanish Pottery
Alcora

Swiss
Swiss Porcelain
Zürich
Nyon

[L. G. G. Ramsey, F.S.A., ed. The Complete Color Encyclopedia of Antiques. Preface by Bevis Hillier, Editor of The Connoisseur. Compiled by The Connoisseur, London. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1962. Revised and Expanded Edition.]




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