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Fayencerie (Crockery)
1765 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 4 Paris (1765) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 55 pages of descriptive text & 12 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 12 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Fayencerie from volume IV of plates. Plates are numbered 1-12. Also with the relevant entries listed under Fayence in the Table Analytique et Raisonnà e du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Mà tiers. Vol 1 (1780) 5 pages (371, & 455-460) from volume VI of the Encyclopà die (1756) including La ville de Faenza en Italie and Fayence en gà nà ral 1 page (609) from volume XVI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including information on Fayence trezalà e 2 pages (33 & 518) from volume IV of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes Manufacture de fayence and Poterie de fayence With some browning to a few leaves. All aspects of pottery and crockery have been examined in these plates, originally designed by Lucotte. Opening with a scene of the earthworks, the plates display both simple and ornate crockery, a variety of tools and pieces of equipment, and most notably different types of pottery wheels with accurate representations of kilns and a pottery mill. Lucotte's contribution to the plates volumes is far more extensive than to the text volumes, designing over 650 himself and writing around forty-five commentaries. He was heavily influenced by the Descriptions des arts et mà tiers of the Paris Acadà mie royale des sciences, as seen here. Although not working on one of his specialities, he approaches his work on pottery and crockery with his characteristic enthusiasm and attention to detail.
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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