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Sèvres Then and NowTradition and Innovation in Porcelain, 1750–2000

Published by GILES in association with Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C.


Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 176 pages, 279 x 229mm (9 x 11in.), portrait

Illustrations — 275 colour illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-63-8

Book Details (pdf) — Svres-AI-LR.pdf

Press Release — New publication accompanies first exhibition in...

Sales Points

"The catalogue...is well illustrated and the book is a useful overview of two and a half centuries of high-end ceramic production." Aileen Dawson, The Art Newspaper "The informative text...will appeal to a general audience." Choice "A beautifully illustrated guide." Residence "The exhibition and its accompanying catalog covers the entire history of Sevres production" Auction Central News

About the Book

Sèvres then and Now: Tradition and Innovation in Porcelain, 1750–2000, showcases the longstanding achievements of the French porcelain factory, in particular its unparalleled invention and creativity over three centuries. Featuring an assemblage of over 80 international loan objects as well as pieces from Hillwood’s own renowned collection, many of which have never been published before, this vibrant volume juxtaposes the earliest Sèvres pieces with the cutting-edge works of the 21st century. Three informative essays by Hillwood curator and organizer of the exhibition Liana Paredes are devoted to the continuous innovation in both production and design that has been the hallmark of ceramics at the Sèvres factory from the 1750s to the early years of the 21st century. It is illustrated with 240 colour images, the vast majority of these from newly-commissioned photography, with a wide range of full-size plates, details, marks and other comparative illustrations

About the Author(s)

Liana Paredes is senior curator of Western European Art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. She is the author of French Furniture from the Collection of the Hillwood Museum and Gardens (2002) and co-author of A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum (1999)