Elegant, hand-painted porcelain plates were popularly produced as decorative fine arts during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Created by some of the most influential potteries and decorating houses in England and Europe, examples here include plates from Brown-Westhead, Moore & Company*TM, Davenport*TM, Doulton*TM, Feuillet*TM, Camille Le Tallec*TM, Meissen*TM, Minton*TM, Se*\vres*TM, and Wedgwood*TM. Over 675 beautiful full color images display lovely portraits, romantic landscapes and city scenes, still-life paintings, and floral arrangements. The engaging text provides concise histories of the factories, decorating studios, the artisans with the marks employed by each, an extensive bibliography, and an index. Current values are found in the captions. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates fine art and will inspire artists, collectors, and designers.
Richard Rendall has been collecting, researching, and dealing in English and Continental porcelains for decades. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Elise Abrams collects and deals in porcelain at her shop, Elise Abrams Antiques, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.