Ceramics: a Summary of Leading Facts in the History of Ceramic Art and in the Composition and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain ...

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Press of F. Hart & Company, 1877 - Pottery - 36 pages
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Page 34 - ... give the artists their due share, were modeled by Lindencher and painted by Lafon; we hope we have their names right. The forms of the pots and the relief modelings are bold, unconventional, and excellent. The artist has studied nature and art also, but not to copy. This is true too of Lafon, whose lavish and daring use of color is remarkable. Nothing is niggled or petty, as in this kind of work nothing should be. As examples of real art they are equal to the best work of China and Japan, and...
Page 34 - ... earthen-ware nothing in the French or English exhibits is at all equal to the vases, bottles, etc. , shown by Haviland, from Limoges. These, we were told frankly and with all desire to give the artists their due share, were modeled by Lindencher and painted by Lafon; we hope we have their names right. The forms of the pots and the relief modelings are bold, unconventional, and excellent. The artist has studied nature and art also, but not to copy. This is true too of Lafon, whose lavish and daring...
Page 34 - The genuine old pieces now bring great prices, and a good demand has sprung up for their copies. These are excellently made at Nevers and at Gien, and the exhibits by these two factories in the French department are worthy of attention. But in the way of earthen-ware nothing in the French or English exhibits is at all equal to the vases, bottles, etc. , shown by Haviland, from Limoges. These, we were told frankly and with all desire to give the artists their due share, were modeled by Lindencher...
Page 3 - Thc present summary of thc chief points in the history of ceramic art, and in the manufacture of pottery and porcelain...

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