Copertina: Porcelain Scent Bottles. La Collezione Giordano
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Porcelain Scent bottles

The Giordano Collection

  • Edited by Andreina D'Agliano, Simone Caliri
  • Testi di Kate Foster e Barbara Beaucamp-Markowsky
  • Size 20x31 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 368
  • Illustrations 290
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788842224679
  • Price € 120,00  € 114,00

The precious bottles of precious perfumes

In 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.