Superb Album of Sévres Porcelains

La Porcelaine Tendre de Sevres. Avec une Notice Historique (With an Historical Introduction) by Edouard Garnier.

Paris: Maison Quantin, [1891].

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

First edition. 50 chromolithographic plates by Gillot, heightened with gold, representing 250 water-colour subjects after the originals. Historical preface 31 pp., including table of makers' marks and monograms. 1 vols. Royal Folio. Superb Album of Sévres Porcelains. In blue cloth portfolio as issued. Each plate has detailed scholarly annotations in margins, not affecting images save in four plates. Table in text also bears ink annotations.

Item #34718

The Sevres porcelain factory was known for its production of some of the most beautiful and highly prized porcelain of all time. It was widely collected by prominent & royal families all over the world, including the Kings & Queens of England, Marie Antoinette of France. Porcelain from Sevres is represented today in major museum collections all over the world.
This collection of 50 chromolithographic plates includes a useful reference of makers marks and monograms as part of Garnier's historical introduction. The annotations in the margins make this a particularly interesting copy of a beautiful and historical work.