Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum (Hardback)
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Italian Maiolica and Europe: Medieval and Later Italian Pottery in the Ashmolean Museum (Hardback)

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Hardback 568 Pages / Published: 28/06/2017
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This book is the culmination of nearly thirty years' work in caring for, studying, and developing the collections in this Museum by Timothy Wilson, long-time Keeper of Western Art. Wilson is well-known as a specialist in the study of European Renaissance ceramics. The Ashmolean collections have their origins in the collection of C.D.E. Fortnum (1820-1899), but have been developed further in the last quarter-century, so that they can claim to be one of the top such collections of Renaissance ceramics worldwide. This book, containing 289 catalogue entries, will completely encompass the Museum's collection of postclassical Italian pottery, including pieces from excavations. In addition it will include catalogue entries for some seventy selected pieces of pottery from France, the Low Countries, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Mexico, in order to present a wide-ranging picture of the development of tin-glaze pottery from Islamic Spain through to recent times. It will also include an essay by Kelly Domoney of Cranfield University, and Elisabeth Gardner of the Ashmolean's Conservation Department, on the technical analysis and conservation history of some pieces in the collection.

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
ISBN: 9781910807163
Number of pages: 568
Dimensions: 318 x 248 mm

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