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Porcelain scent bottles

The Giordano Collection

Informazioni
  • A cura di Andreina D'Agliano, Simone Caliri
  • Contributori Saggi di Kate Foster
    Saggi di Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky
  • Dimensioni 20x31 cm
  • Rilegatura Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pagine 224
  • Illustrazioni 100
  • Lingua Italiano, Inglese
  • Anno 2020
  • ISBN 9788842224679
  • Prezzo € 80,00
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The precious bottles of precious perfumesIn the 1700s, when Meissen porcelain was at its height of refinement and fame, ceramic perfume bottles became part of the private wardrobe, just like pocket watches, walking stick knobs and snuff boxes: collectable objects for the educated and discriminating. 120 porcelain phials from the Giordano collection represent the surprising and enchanting fascination of perfume bottles, also known as snuff bottles - extraordinary, minuscule sculptures made in Germany, France, Italy and England, decorated like tableware and shaped like real sculptures in the form of people, animals and plants. Divided by manufacturer, this sumptuous volume includes very fine examples of 18th-century porcelain and is one of the rare monographs on the subject. Edited by Andreina d'Agliano, with essays by Kate Foster and Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky.