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The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods by William Chaffers

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The Complete Work from which this Handbook is extracted

The Keramic Gallery

BY WILLIAM CHAFFERS

Containing several hundred illustrations, some in colour, of rare, curious, and choice examples of Pottery and Porcelain from the earliest times to the beginning of the nineteenth century

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND EDITED BY H. M. CUNDALL, I.S.O., F.S.A.

Royal 8vo, cloth extra, top edge gilt, to range with the same author's "Marks and Monograms on Pottery"

This important book, which was long out of print and scarce, is not reprinted because of its rarity, but because it is an indispensable companion to the same author's "Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain."

As originally published in two volumes at 4 guineas, with the examples reproduced by the Woodbury process, it was an inconvenient book for reference, the examples being separated from the text. In this edition the illustrations are all printed in the letterpress, and are seen in conjunction with the history and description of the different potteries.

The book is not a bare reprint, but has been thoroughly edited, in many cases new or additional specimen pieces given, and the references made to the latest edition of the "Marks and Monograms," so that the book is of the utmost use for the present day.

This work was undertaken by Mr. H. M. Cundall, I.S.O., F.S.A., and no pains have been spared to make it worthy to be in the hands of every collector as well as every library.

HANDBOOK TO KERAMICS

[Illustration: CHELSEA STATUETTE, "MELPOMENE"]

THE COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK TO Keramics Of the Renaissance and Modern Periods

SELECTED FROM HIS LARGER WORK, ENTITLED "The Keramic Gallery"

WITH 350 ILLUSTRATIONS

BY WILLIAM CHAFFERS

AUTHOR OF "MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN" "HALL MARKS ON GOLD AND SILVER PLATE," ETC. ETC.

LONDON GIBBINGS AND COMPANY, LIMITED NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1909

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & CO. At the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh

PREFACE

As "THE KERAMIC GALLERY" by the late William Chaffers forms a pictorial supplement to his book "MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN," so likewise this work, "HANDBOOK TO KERAMICS," which is an abridged edition of "THE KERAMIC GALLERY," is intended to form a companion volume of illustrations to "THE COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK OF MARKS AND MONOGRAMS ON POTTERY AND PORCELAIN."

Whilst it has been found necessary on account of their size to omit some of the larger illustrations, which appear in the second edition of "THE KERAMIC GALLERY," care has been taken to give representations, as far as possible, of each individual kind of pottery and porcelain, which have been produced in the various foreign and English manufactories from the Renaissance period down to the middle of the nineteenth century.

Brief accounts, extracted from the larger volume, of the various manufactories are also given, with a view to help in establishing the period to which any specimen may belong.

It is hoped that this little work may prove to be of assistance to the Collector in identifying those specimens of Keramics bearing no marks, which may, from time to time, be brought under his notice.

H. M. C.

CONTENTS

PAGE MAIOLICA ITALY 1 SPAIN 41

CONTINENTAL FAYENCE FRANCE 50 GERMANY 84 HOLLAND AND LUXEMBURG 100 RUSSIA AND SWEDEN 107

CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN 110 ITALY 112 SPAIN 127 GERMANY 130 AUSTRIA 160 SWITZERLAND 168 HOLLAND 170 BELGIUM AND LUXEMBURG 175 RUSSIA 179 SWEDEN 184 DENMARK 185 FRANCE 187

GREAT BRITAIN POTTERY 216 PORCELAIN 255

ORIENTAL POTTERY AND PORCELAIN CHINA 285 JAPAN 295 PERSIA, SYRIA, AND TURKEY 304

INDEX 313

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

CHELSEA STATUETTE, "MELPOMENE" Frontispiece

MAIOLICA

ITALY

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