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Catalogue of the Collection of Pottery, Porcelain and Faïence
Pier, Garrett Chatfield (1911)
This title is out of print.

Relaying a chronological account of the Metropolitan Museum's collection of pottery, porcelain and faïence, this book reveals the economic, cultural, and social history of diverse cultures through their ceramic and plastic arts. The catalogue has a global reach, covering the Far East, the Near East, and Europe while tracking the medium from its origins in Dynastic China to the elaborate works in the Rococo style. In his account, Pier also points to areas of the museum's ceramics and plastics collection that will continue to develop into a strong collection. At the time of writing, he identified the Museum's European and Near East collections as particularly promising.

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