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The Art of German Stoneware 1300-1900

The Art of German Stoneware 1300-1900


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Artikelcode: 9297

 

The Art of German Stoneware 1300-1900
From the Charles W. Nichols Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
60 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
28 x 21 cm
0,341 kg
English

Beautiful and eminently useful, stonewares produced in the German-speaking lands from the Middle Ages onward were highly valued for their durability and suitability for a range of domestic and social uses. Widely traded throughout Europe, they were also among the first European ceramics to reach colonial North America. During the Renaissance the addition of brilliant salt glazes-s well as relief imagery that communicated with the user-raised the status of these wares. Later examples introduced abstract floral or geometric decorations and more unusual, original forms, which retained broad cultural significance.