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Continental European Ceramics, Selected Bibliography


Information or research assistance regarding Continental European Ceramics is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

General European

Bagdade, Susan D. and Al Bagdade. Warman's English & Continental Pottery & Porcelain. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1998.

Boger, Louise Ade. The Dictionary of World Pottery and Porcelain. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.

Caiger-Smith, Alan. Tin-Glaze Pottery in Europe and the Islamic World. London: Faber and Faber, 1973.

Campbell Museum. The Campbell Museum Collection. 2d ed., rev. and enl. Camden, New Jersey, 1972.

Casey, Elizabeth Temple. The Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection of European Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, 1965.

Chaffers, Wm. Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 15th rev. ed. Vol 1, European and Oriental Selection, edited by Frederick Litchfield and R.L. Hobson. New York: Dover Publications, 1965.

Charles, Rollo. Continental Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 1964.

Charleston, Robert J. Meissen and Other European Porcelain. London: The James A. de Rothschild Collection. London: National Trust, 1971.

_____.(Ed.)World Ceramics: an Illustrated History. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1968.

Cohen, David Harris and Catherine Hess. Looking at European Ceramics: a Guide to Technical Terms. Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with British Museum Press, 1993.

Coutts, Howard. The Art of Ceramics: European Ceramic Design 1500-1830. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

Coutts, Howard and Watson, F.J. Wrightsman Collection, Volume 4. Porcelain. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970.

Ducret, Siegfried. Unknown Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. Frankfurt am Main: L. Woeller, 1956.

Fay-Hallé, Antoinette and Barbara Mundt. Porcelain of the Nineteenth Century. New York: Rizzoli, 1983.

Gaimster, David and Mark Redknap, ed. Everyday and Exotic Pottery from Europe, c. 650-1900: Studies in Honour of John G. Hurst. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1992.

Godden, Geoffrey A. The Concise Guide to European Porcelain. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1996.

Godden, Geoffrey A. Godden's Guide to European Porcelain. New York; London: Cross River Press, 1994.

Grotesqueries: Form, Fantasy and Function in 19th Century European Ceramics: the Collection of Brooke Hayward Duchin. New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1997.

Hackenbroch, Yvonne. Meissen and Other Continental Porcelain, Faience and Enamel in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956.

Haggar, Reginald G. The Concise Encyclopedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1968.

Hannover, Emil. Pottery and Porcelain: Europe and the Near East Earthenware and Stoneware. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.

Hawes, Vivian S., Christina S. Corsiglia, and members of the staff of the Department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture. The Rita & Frits Markus Collection of European Ceramics & Enamels. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1984.

Hildyard, R. J. C. European Ceramics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Honey, William B. European Ceramic Art from the End of the Middle Ages to about 1815. London: Faber and Faber, 1963. (2d ed.; original 1952).

Husfloen, Kyle. Antique Trader Books American & European Art Pottery: Price Guide. Dubuque, IA: Antique Trade Books, 1995.

Imber, Diana. Collecting European Delft and Faience. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1968.

Litchfield, Frederick. Pottery and Porcelain. A Guide to Collectors. 6th edition, revised by Frank Tilley. New York: M. Barrows, 1953.

Meister, Peter Wilhelm and Horst Reber. European Porcelain of the 18th Century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1983.

Morley-Fletcher, Hugo. Early European Porcelain & Faience: as Collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger. London: Christie, Manson, & Woods Ltd., 1993.

_____ and Roger McIlroy. Christie's Pictorial History of European Pottery. Oxford: Phaidon: Christie's, 1984.

Penkala, Maria. European Porcelain. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1968.

_____. European Pottery. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., 1968.

Rosenfeld, Davis. Porcelain Figures of the Eighteenth Century in Europe. New York: Studio Publications, 1949.

Wynter, Harriet. Introduction to European Porcelain. New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1972.


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Meissen Figure Group. Catalog # 76.381, Negative # 77-4144. Porcelain, manufactured c. 1740. Figure group "Turkish Gallant and Lady" with hussar, modeled by Johan Joachim Kaendler. A Turkish man with a white robe and a floral gown, standing; a seated woman with white headdress offering a box of snuff; and a hussar with an ax and a sword, standing behind the two; on an oval mound with applied flowers in polychrome.

Adams, Len, and Yvonne Adams. Meissen Portrait Figures. London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1987.

Berling, Karl, ed. Meissen China; an Illustrated History. Reprint of 1911 edition by Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen. New York, Dover Publications, 1972.

Clarke, T. H. Marcolini Meissen Figures, Groups and Vases: the Outline Engravings (Contouren), 1785-1792, by J. Joachim Friedrich Elsasser. London: Distributed by Thomas Heneage Art Books, 1988.

Ducret, Siegfried. German Porcelain and Faience. New York: Universe Books, 1962.

Groger, Helmuth. Johan Joachim Kaendler. Dresden, Germany: W. Jess, 1953.

Hayward, John F. Viennese Porcelain of the Du Paquier Period. London: Rockliff Co., Ltd., 1952.

Honey, William B. Dresden China, An Introduction to the Study of Meissen Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber, 1954.

Honey, William B. German Porcelain. London: Faber and Faber, 1967.

The McClellan Collection of German and Austrian Porcelain. Text by George B. McClellan. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1946.

Morley-Fletcher, Hugo. Antique Porcelain in Color: Meissen. New York: Doubleday and Co., 1971.

Pauls-Eisenbeiss, Erika. German Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. The Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection. London: Barrie and Jenkins; New York, NY: Antique Porcelain Company, 1972.

Poche, Emanuel. Bohemian Porcelain. Prague: Artia, 1957.

Post, A. and Thomas, T. Mettlacher Steinzeug, 1885-1905. Wheeling, IL: Hans J. Ammelounx, 1975.

Ruckert, Rainer. Franz Anton Bustelli. Munich: Max Hirmer, 1963.

Savage, George. Eighteenth Century German Porcelain. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1958.

Syz, Hans, J. Jefferson Miller II, Rainer Rückert. Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection, Volume I, Meissen Porcelain and Hausmalerei. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.

Ware, George W. German and Austrian Porcelain. New York: Crown Publishers, 1964.


Hayden, Arthur. Royal Copenhagen Porcelain: Its History and Development from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. London: T.F. Unwin, 1911.


De Jonge, C.H. Delft Ceramics. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970.

Knowles, W. Pitcairn. Dutch Pottery and Porcelain. London: B.T. Batsford, 1913.


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Sevres Ecuelle (covered soup bowl) and stand. Catalog # 75.195a, b, c, Negative # 76-13954. Porcelain, manufactured c. 1774. Royal blue ground with gold border decoration and white reserves containing polychrome flowers and fruits. Blue ground has heavy gold design of floral sprigs and a gold eagle on center of the stand. Both bowl and stand have two gold handles, and the cover has a gold pomegranate finial.

Dauterman, Carl C. Sevres. New York: Walker and Co., 1969.

Dauterman, Carl C. Sevres Porcelain: Makers and Marks of the Eighteenth Century. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986.

Dawson, Aileen. Eighteenth-century French Porcelain in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1996.

_____. A Catalogue of French Porcelain in the British Museum. London: British Museum, 1994.

De Guillebon, Regine D. Porcelain of Paris, 1770-1850. New York: Walker & Co., 1972.

Eriksen, Svend. The James A. De Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. Sevres Porcelain. London: National Trust, 1968.

The Frick Collection. The Frick Collection, v. 7. Porcelains: Oriental and French. New York: The Frick Collection, 1974.

Giacomotti, Jeanne. French Faience. New York: Universe Books, 1963.

Honey, William B. French Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. London: Faber and Faber, 1972.

Jacobson, Gertrude Tatnall. Haviland China: A Pattern Identification Guide. Des Moines, Iowa: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1979.

Landais, Hubert. French Porcelain. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1961.

Lane, Arthur. French Faience. (rev. ed.) New York: Praeger, 1971.

Pinot de Villechenon, Marie Noëlle. Sèvres: Porcelain from the Sèvres Museum, 1740 to the Present Day. London: Wappingers Falls, NY: Lund Humphries ; distributed in the USA by Antique Collectors' Club, 1997.

Préaud, Tamara. Sèvres Porcelain. Washington, DC: Published for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.

Savage, George. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Porcelain. Greenford, Middlesex, England: Spring Books, 1969.

Schleiger, Arlene. Two Hundred Patterns of Haviland China. (3 Volumes). Omaha, Nebraska: Arlene Schleiger, 1955.

Travis, Nora. Haviland China: The Age of Elegance. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub., 1997.

Young, Harriet. Grandmother's Haviland. Des Moines, Iowa: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1970.


Domanovsky, Gyorgy. Hungarian Pottery. New York: International Publications Service, 1968.


Curnow, Celia. Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1992.

Frothingham, Alice Wilson. See Spanish.

Hess, Catherine. Italian Maiolica: Catalogue of The Collections. Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988.

_____.. Maiolica in the Making: the Gentili/Barnabei Archive. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1999.

Lane, Arthur. Italian Porcelain with a note on Buen Retiro. New York: Pitman Publishing Corp., 1955.

Poole, Julia. Italian Maiolica. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

_____. Italian Maiolica and Incised Slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Rackham, Bernard. Italian Maiolica. (2d ed.) London: Faber and Faber, 1963.

Shinn, Deborah. Sixteenth-century Italian Maiolica: Selections from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection and the National Gallery of Art's Widener Collection. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.

Stazzi, Francesco. Italian Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1967.

Wilson, Timothy. Italian Maiolica. Oxford: Phaidon-Christie's Ltd. in association with the Ashmolean Museum, 1989.

_____. Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, 1987.


Agarkova, G. D. and Nataliya Petrova. 250 Years of Lomonosov Porcelain Manufacture St. Petersburg: 1744-1994. Desertina, Switzerland: Lomonosov Porcelain Manufacture, 1994.

Ross, Marvin C. Russian Porcelains. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.

Shinn, Deborah Sampson. Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains (1918-1985). New York; Seattle: Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution; in association with University of Washington Press, 1992.


Frothingham, Alice Wilson. Capidimonte and Buen Retiro Porcelains, Period of Charles III. New York: Hispanic Society of America, 1955.

_____. Lustreware of Spain. New York: Hispanic Society of America, 1951.

Lane, Arthur. See Italian.

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