Fired by Passion
Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier
From the historical background of the Du Paquier factory in baroque Vienna, to a study of the porcelain room in the former Palais Dubsky in Brno, the first two volumes of this lavishly illustrated work contain 13 essays on aspects of du Paquier’s porcelain, including its style, cultural context and links to Meissen. Volume three provides technical chapters and a catalogue of nearly 500 pieces, plus a CD-ROM of original documents. The volumes are cloth bound, decorated with Du Paquier motifs and slip-cased.
A Passion for Glass
The Dan Klein & Alan J Poole Private Collection of Modern Glass
Dan Klein and Alan Poole were the foremost promoters of contemporary British and Irish artists working in glass. On Klein’s death in 2009, their extraordinary collection was gifted to the National Museums of Scotland. Illustrated in colour throughout, this catalogue showcases hundreds of these works, from exquisite tableware to dynamic sculptures, and provides biographical information on every artist.
An Artist's Village
GF Watts and Mary Watts at Compton
In eight illustrated essays, this book explores the artists’ complex created by George Frederic Watts (1817–1904) and his wife Mary (1849–1938) in the village of Compton in Surrey. Each chapter focuses on one of the Arts and Crafts-inspired buildings, its decoration and purpose: Limnerslease, the house designed by Sir Ernest George, the Compton Pottery and studio, the gallery and Mary Watts’s Art Nouveau chapel.
Clarice Cliff for Collectors
The distinctive ceramics produced by Clarice Cliff (1899–1972) at the Wilkinson and Newport potteries remain among the most popular collectables of the 21st century. This guide and reference for the enthusiast provides a useful introduction to the much-loved designer's world and key information on identifying her work. Over 500 pieces are illustrated and identified, and there is also practical advice on sourcing, storage, display and restoration.
The Della Robbia Pottery
Named after the great Italian Renaissance ceramicist, the Della Robbia Pottery was founded by Harold Rathbone, the son of a Liverpool businessman. Embodying the principles of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement, it produced uniquely beautiful tiles, vases and other wares for more than a decade. This lavishly illustrated book charts its history, explains its working methods, and includes a catalogue of its products, an A-Z of the pottery's artists, and a guide to its marks.