French Faïence: The Sidney R. Knafel Collection

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French Faïence: The Sidney R. Knafel Collection

• The most important collection of Ceramics in America
• Published to accompany an exhibition at the Frick Museum

The Sidney R. Knafel Collection of French Faïence features a broad collection of over 150 pieces of grand feu (high fired) French faïence principally from the factories of Nevers, Rouen, Marseilles, Moustiers, Moulins, and Lyon, ranging from 1580 to 1780. Amassed over the past fifty years, this exceptional collection encompasses an engaging variety of the most important faïence centers of this creative period, representing many unique styles. It reveals the full development of the "French style", derived from Italian origins. With introductions, essays, and entries in both English and French contributed by curators, scholars, and dealers in the field, this catalogue strives to generate an increased awareness of faïence in the US. This impressive collection is a rarity in private hands and is not often deeply collected nor displayed by museums.

Text in English and French.

About the Author
Sidney R. Knafel has had a full business career as an investment banker and subsequently as an investor/entrepreneur. He was founder and Chairman of Vision Cable Communications Inc. and Insight...

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