WITH 28 COLOR PLATES OF ANTIQUE FAIENCE
RIS-PAQUOT, Oscar Edmond. Manuel du Collectionneur de Faïences Anciennes. Paris: Librairie Raphael Simon, 1877-78. Octavo, early 20th-century full straight-grain red morocco, raised bands, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $800.
First edition of this comprehensive guide to collecting antique faience, with 28 plates printed in color, each illustrating two pieces, and close to 100 in-text illustrations, many depicting identifying marks and monograms. Handsomely bound by Stikeman.
Ris-Paquot provides a detailed introduction to the collecting of French ceramicware, surveying each of the country’s regions and their principal centers of production, and also includes a lengthy chapter on foreign production. With reproductions of many factories’ and ateliers’ identifying marks, and a glossary. Ris-Paquot also authored a definitive history of faience, and an encyclopedic dictionary of identifying marks and monograms. Text in French.
Front joint a little tender, but sound. Interior fine. A handsomely bound copy.