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Italian maiolica and Europe : Medieval, Renaissance, and later Italian pottery in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, with some examples illustrating the spread of tin-glazed pottery across Europe / Timothy Wilson ; with an essay by Kelly Domoney and Elisabeth Gardner.

Author:
Wilson, Timothy, 1950- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford : Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, 2017.
Description:
568 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Summary note:
This book is the culmination of nearly thirty years' work in caring for, studying, and developing the collections in this Museum by Timothy Wilson, long-time Keeper of Western Art. Wilson is well-known as a specialist in the study of European Renaissance ceramics. The Ashmolean collections have their origins in the collection of C.D.E. Fortnum (1820-1899), but have been developed further in the last quarter-century, so that they can claim to be one of the top such collections of Renaissance ceramics worldwide. This book, containing 289 catalogue entries, will completely encompass the Museum's collection of postclassical Italian pottery, including pieces from excavations. In addition it will include catalogue entries for some seventy selected pieces of pottery from France, the Low Countries, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Mexico, in order to present a wide-ranging picture of the development of tin-glaze pottery from Islamic Spain through to recent times. It will also include an essay by Kelly Domoney of Cranfield University, and Elisabeth Gardner of the Ashmolean's Conservation Department, on the technical analysis and conservation history of some pieces in the collection.
Notes:
"This book is the culmination of nearly thirty years' work in caring for, studying, and developing the collections of the Ashmolean Museum by Timothy Wilson, long-time Keeper of Western Art. Wilson is well-known as a specialist in the study of European Renaissance ceramics. The Ashmolean collections have their origins in the collection of C.D.E. Fortnum (1820-1899), but have been developed further in the last quarter-century, so that they can claim to be one of the top such collections of Renaissance ceramics worldwide. This book, containing 289 catalogue entries, completely encompasses the Museum's collection of postclassical Italian pottery, including pieces from excavations. In addition it includes catalogue entries for some seventy selected pieces of pottery from France, the Low Countries, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Mexico, in order to present a wide-ranging picture of the development of tin-glazed pottery from Islamic Spain through to recent times. It also includes an essay by Kelly Domoney of Cranfield University, and Elisabeth Gardner of the Ashmolean's Conservation Department, on the technical analysis and conservation history of some pieces in the collection."--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages (538-559) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Catalogs
ISBN:
  • 9781910807163
  • 1910807168
OCLC:
1003099147
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Issuing body:
RCP:
C - S