Title: French Porcelain: In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen - Three volumes
Author: De Bellaigue, Geoffrey
Published by the Royal Collection Trust, 2010
Book condition: Used - Fine
Volume I: Fine
Volume II: Fine
Volume III: Fine
Cover: (for all three volumes) Fine
Dust jacket condition: (for all three volumes) Near fine.
Approx. 2,400 illustrations and 1,000 specially commissioned drawings
"The Royal Collection contains one of the finest groups of 18th century Sèvres porcelain in the world. Its importance has long been recognized, but it is only with the publication of Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue's monumental three-volume catalogue raisonné that it's richness, variety and range can be fully appreciated."
"The three volumes cover all the French porcelain in the Collection made at Sèvres and in the Paris factories before 1830, although the chief emphasis is on the King's acquisition of outstanding pieces of eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain."
"Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue was Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art until 1996. A former Trustee of the Wallace Collection and Honorary President of the French Porcelain Society from 1985 to 1999, he is regarded as one the world's leading authorities on Sèvres porcelain and has published extensively on the decorative arts in the Royal Collection."
“No other Sèvres catalogue could match this one, not just because the size and scope of the Royal Collection has been unbeaten for 180 years, nor because the sheer beauty of the publication is unsurpassed, but because it brings together the expertise of a lifetime. At a moment when some see the eighteenth century as an endangered area of study (and this is never more true than of the decorative arts of the period), and when object-based research needs to fight for its place among all the other activities in museums today, it is wonderful to see the Royal Collection investing in and valuing scholarship at this high level.”
- Dame Rosalind Joy Savill, DBE, FSA, FBA (British art and museum curator)
(The Burlington Magazine 2010)
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust, 2010
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