Porcelain
  • Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
  • Release Date : 30 June 2020
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Genre : ART
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9780691182339

Download Porcelain eBook in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Book Description: "This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the material. Porcelain was first invented in medieval China, but the evolution of what its first producers called "white gold" was set in motion by Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Augustus obsessed over owning a personal alchemist, Johann Böttger, whom he imprisoned in his castle, first to make gold, and when that failed, to make porcelain. Trained in chemistry by an apothecary, Böttger took advantage of the king's obsession with porcelain and eventually produced the first European ceramic vessels whose delicacy and strength resembled those of Asian imports. Augustus funded the creation of a Saxon royal manufactory, which became the famous Meissen factory, and which to this day stands for the highest quality in porcelain. By the time of Böttger's death in 1719, Meissen porcelain had become famous throughout Europe and the world, its wares in high demand by other monarchs and aristocratic consumers. Soon after the porcelain maker's death, his secret recipe was stolen, and dozens of Central European princes opened their own manufactories. Here, author Suzanne L. Marchand shows how the story of European porcelain is an intertwined history of the mercantile state policy that built these factories, the luxury trades that sustained them, the debates about what counted as "art," and the changes in consumer and material culture driving the business. Throughout the eighteenth century, porcelain production was an industry of competitive, mercantile production under royal ownership. By 1850, however, after only a few state-backed firms survived the financial crises of 1815-1830, the Central European porcelain industry had become the domain of mass producers and trademark forgers. Marchand then traces the story of Central European porcelain into the twentieth century, exploring the new challenges of cartelization, the rise of Japanese and Czech competition, and the impact of the two world wars, following several porcelain firms through the Nazi era and the Russian seizures of companies in the German East. At each point, Marchand uses the history of porcelain to link the businesses, and the states that helped sustain them, to the broader history of culture and consumption"--

Porcelain

Porcelain

Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : ART
Get Book

"This is a history of porcelain as a business and consumer product, from the eighteenth century to the present day. Many books have been written on Chinese porcelain as an exotic import from Asia, but this book tells the history of the Central European reinvention and mass production of the ...

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg

Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg

Author : John Cecil Austin
Publisher : Colonial Williamsburg
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Get Book

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has amassed an outstanding collection of ceramics produced by the Chelsea porcelain Manufactory during its years of operation, 1745-1769. The most important part of the collection falls within the Manufactory's earliest, or triangle, period, and includes examples of nearly all the extant forms. Exotic teapots shaped ...

The S  vres Porcelain Manufactory

The S vres Porcelain Manufactory

Author : Beatrice Pannequin,Tamara Préaud,Karole Bezut,Antoine D'Albis,Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts,Laurie Dahlberg,Anne Lajoix,Sylvie Millasseau
Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Get Book

The tumultuous years of the French Revolution left France’s prestigious decorative arts industries poised on the brink of ruin. It was not until after the fall of the monarchy and the ascendancy of the Consulat and Empire under Napoleon that they began to recover so that by the middle ...

Porcelain

Porcelain

Author : Suzanne L. Marchand
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : History
Get Book

"This is the book on porcelain we have been waiting for. . . . A remarkable achievement."—Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes A sweeping cultural and economic history of porcelain, from the eighteenth century to the present Porcelain was invented in medieval China—but its secret recipe was ...

China s Porcelain Capital

China s Porcelain Capital

Author : Maris Boyd Gillette
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Art
Get Book

Maris Boyd Gillette's groundbreaking study tells the story of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital, from its origins in 1004 in Song dynasty China to the present day. Gillette explores how Jingdezhen has been affected by state involvement in porcelain production, particularly during the long 20th century. She considers how the Chinese government ...

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

European Porcelain in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author : Jeffrey Munger,Elizabeth Sullivan
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Get Book

Porcelain imported from China was the most highly coveted new medium in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-­century Europe. Its pure white color, translucency, and durability, as well as the delicacy of decoration, were impossible to achieve in European earthenware and stoneware. In response, European ceramic factories set out to discover ...

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum

56th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum

Author : John B. Wachtman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Get Book

This volume is part of the Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding (CESP) series. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, ...

American Porcelain  1770 1920

American Porcelain 1770 1920

Author : Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Genre : Porcelain, American
Get Book

...

Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Contemporary Studio Porcelain

Author : Peter Lane
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Genre : Art
Get Book

"There are over 350 new illustrations and 75 new artists featured in this new updated edition. The result is a breathtaking look at the exciting and innovative work that is currently being done internationally in this field." "This substantially revised edition presents a wide diversity of porcelain objects which will both inspire ...