Collectors Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition

Mary Frank Gaston's third revised edition includes over 100 companies, including Haviland & Co., with hundreds of different marks illustrated, many not shown in the earlier editions. With almost 1,200 beautiful full color photographs, this book contains more than twice as many pictures as the second edition, over 75% being new examples. A new format presents the history, marks, examples, and values together under each Limoges company for an easy to use reference. A section on Limoges miniatures, not discussed in previous editions, has been added. 2005 values.

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Mary Frank Gaston's third revised edition includes over 100 companies, including Haviland & Co., with hundreds of different marks illustrated, many not shown in the earlier editions. With almost 1,200 beautiful full color photographs, this book contains more than twice as many pictures as the second edition, over 75% being new examples. A new format presents the history, marks, examples, and values together under each Limoges company for an easy to use reference. A section on Limoges miniatures, not discussed in previous editions, has been added. 2005 values.

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The Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain
The Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain
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1980, revised to include values updated through 1984. Author: Mary Frank Gaston. Publisher: Collector Books - Paducah, Ky. 190 pages.



Collectors Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition
Collectors Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition
Sale Price: $29.95

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Mary Frank Gaston's third revised edition includes over 100 companies, including Haviland & Co., with hundreds of different marks illustrated, many not shown in the earlier editions. With almost 1,200 beautiful full color photographs, this book contains more than twice as many pictures as the second edition, over 75% being new examples. A new format presents the history, marks, examples, and values together under each Limoges company for an easy to use reference. A section on Limoges miniatures, not discussed in previous editions, has been added. 2005 values.

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"August" Third Plate in the Collection "The Very Rich Hours of Jean, Duc de Berry" (Limbourg Bros.) Designed by Artist, Jean Dutheil
"August" Third Plate in the Collection "The Very Rich Hours of Jean, Duc de Berry" (Limbourg Bros.) Designed by Artist, Jean Dutheil
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The Latin inscription which appears on the plate border reads as follows: "August - Hunting with falcons in front of the Castle Etampes." Beneath a scorching August sun, a party of nobles rides to the hunt in the fields surrounding the Duc de Berry's opulent castle. Trained peregrine falcons await the command to soar into flight and kill their prey. Artist Jean Dutheil's design is inspired by the August calendar page of the series of months represented in the fifteenth century illuminated manuscript "The Very Rich Hours," painted by the Limbourg brothers for the Duc de Berry, the original stored in the Musee Conde, Chantilly, France. The Limbourgs were among the first artists of the medieval world to apply the newly rediscovered laws of atmospheric and linear perspective to their work, employing techniques which had been largely absent from Western art. Like them, Dutheil displays a similar mastery of color and perspective. But there is no pigment which can substitute for the luster of gold, and therefore, Dutheil insisted that only 22 karat burnished gold be used for certain embellishments and details of the plate. The border is a band of dark cerulean blue punctuated with gold depictions of the astrological sign for August, Leo and Ceres, goddess of grain, the figures deployed against a field of golden stars. Using a mounted optical lens above his porcelain canvas, Dutheil depicted detail with the same microscopic precision of the Lombourgs and adapted the rectangular shape of the page to the round plate medium, creating a unique composition of his own. Dutheil's "August" is both a faithful re-creation of a work of genius created nearly six centuries ago, and a brilliant reinterpretation of that masterpiece in the enduring medium of hard-fired Limoges porcelain.

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  • Approximately 9-3/4" Diameter First Edition Porcelain Limited Edition strictly to twenty-nine firing days, c1980.
  • Issued under the exclusive high patronage of the Musee Conde of Chantilly, France.
  • Designed and Signed by extraordinary Artist and world-renowned contemporary Miniaturist, Jean Dutheil.
  • More than a fine collector's plate, it is an historic work of art.
  • Embellished in 22 Karat Gold.


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