Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection

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"[A] concise, wonderfully illustrated catalogue."

— Wall Street Journal

A feat of great technical achievement, French faience was introduced to Lyon in the second half of the sixteenth century by skilled Italian immigrants. Over the next two centuries, production spread throughout the provinces of France. The Knafel Collection of French faience, the finest in private hands, includes outstanding examples of Nevers, Rouen, Moustiers, Moulins, and Marseilles production from the late sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century. In this stunning volume, Charlotte Vignon traces the history of the art form, offering detailed discussions of key centers of production. Illustrated with more than seventy examples, this valu­able resource testifies to the creativity and beauty of an engagingly innovative tradition.

Authors: Charlotte Vignon with Sidney R. Knafel

Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited

Hardcover, 7 x 8 in., 72 pages, 103 color illustrations

ISBN: 9781911282310