Vincennes and Early Sèvres Porcelain
Vincennes and Early Sèvres Porcelain
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: June 17, 2014
  • Price: $80.00
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 1-85177-773-3
  • EAN: 9781851777730
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 1000 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

The glittering and colorful wares of the renowned royal Sèvres manufactory are prominently displayed in palaces and art galleries around the world. By contrast, the comparative delicacy and simplicity of the beautiful wares of the Vincennes porcelain works, out of which the Sèvres factory evolved, remain relatively unknown, even by porce­lain experts. Drawing from the V&A and Belvedere collections, which include rare early pieces of these two factories, the book traces virtually every step in the development of the first Vincennes manufactory in 1740, documenting its success in overcoming technical and artistic challenges and its rivalry with other European manufactories.

About the author

Joanna Gwilt, former assistant curator at the Royal Collection and also of the Wallace Collection, London, specializes in 18th-century French decorative arts, in particular Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain.