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Jansen, Reinhard.
Commedia dell'Arte Carnival of Comedy Playes / Fest der Komodianten.

Stuttgart Arnoldsche: 2001

A magnificent celebration of the porcelain figures produced in the 18th and 19th centuries by many European factories featuring figures from the 18th century Italian Commedia dell'Arte. The main volume is in German, but is profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs, and a translation of the main text is provided in the companion softcover volume. The third volume illustrates and discusses (in German) the 18th century prints that provided the basis for many of the porcelain figures. Porcelain manufactories covered include Meissen, Ansbach, Berlin, Frankenthal, Furstenberg, Fulda, Hoscht, Ludwigsburg, Kelsterbach, Nymphenburg, Vienna, Thuringia, Wurzburg, English factories, Capodimonte, Sevres, Doccia, and Zurich.

3 vols. Hardcover & softcover. 9.5"x11.5", 333 + 88 + 24 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Slipcased. New condition.

Inventory #: 90305
Price: $ 150.00      

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