300 Years Porcelain Production in Germany
260 Years Porcelain Production in Berlin
Berlin – Moufang, Nicola. Alt-Berlin in Porzellan (Old Berlin in Porcelain. A cabinet from the State Porcelain Manufactory Berlin). Berlin, Stubenrauch, 1927. In-2. 51 pp. With 10 sketches to the exhibition and
56 ( 25 colored ) plates .
Orig. vellum with rich gilt title, line, and vignette decoration on upper board + spine and marbled fly leaves in 18th century style in only slightly timemarked case with title plate + number of copy on upper board and spine. Gilt head-edge.
No. 56/100 copies (totally 1500 copies) of the hand-bound
luxury edition in vellum .
Design of binding and direction of printing by E. R. Weiss. – Printed with hand composition types of the Garamond Roman by Büxenstein, Berlin. Text on handmade Zanders vélin with watermark, plates on strong Scheufelen paper. – Title in red + black. – 200 further preferential hand-bound copies in half vellum, the rest in cloth, all by A. Köllner, Leipsic. – Indices on names + places. – Very fine copy, even with the time-stained illustrated wrapper.
“ But nowhere the 18th century’s passion for the newly discovered coquettish material appears so palpably as in the so-called china cabinets … ”
Here re-arranged by 144 described objects in Heinrich Mendelssohn’s house with Café Schottenhaml at the Kemper Place. Interior by Oskar Kaufmann. – The plates depicting views, among which Bellevue Palace as seen from the steam ship Prinzess Charlotte, view of Potsdam, winter pleasure on the Spree at the Tiergarten. Also character heads, street scenes, genre, uniforms, birds, flowers, chandeliers.
Offer no. 13,292 / EUR 706. / export price EUR 671. (c. US$ 731.) + shipping
Note for Consumer Protection:
Porcelain can be damaged or destroyed by improper handling, but also by intended use.
“ I purchased this set (Leonardo’s Anatomical Studies) from you at the beginning of this year (recte already in 2011). The books are one of my prized possessions … and thank you again for being a part of this special section of my library … ”
(Mr. M. W., December 19, 2012)