Wadsworth Atheneum

French Eighteenth-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum

One of the Wadsworth Atheneum's most prized permanent collections is the large group of French eighteenth-century porcelain, much of it bequeathed by J. Pierpont Morgan. More than 250 individual pieces from the manufactories of Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Villeroy-Mennecy, Vincennes, and Sevres are now published in full for the first time. The entries cover the history of all the objects, their form, usage, and decoration. Scholarly commentary is provided on their dating, style, decorators, and historical context.

Details: By Linda Roth & Clare Le Corbeiller
published 2000, 416 pages with black & white and color illustrations, hardcover


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