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New Book | Tin-Glazed Earthenware

Posted in books by Editor on July 25, 2017

Distributed by The University of Chicago Press:

Ulla Houkjær, Tin-Glazed Earthenware from the Netherlands, France, and Germany, 1600–1800 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2017), 415 pages, ISBN: 978 8763545 655, $75.

Designmuseum Denmark is home to a large collection of ceramic works that is quite unique in terms of size and width of representation, since the collection covers all known techniques within the main groups of earthenware, stoneware, tin-glazed earthenware, and porcelain as well as new hybrid materials and techniques. This catalogue covers an extremely important period in the history of European glazed ceramic ware from c. 1600 to 1800 when the technique enjoyed the widest distribution. Ulla Houkjaer focuses on three central areas: the Netherlands, France, and Germany. This comprehensive and highly illustrated introduction to the history of tin-glazed earthenware in these three countries offers an overview of the history of important developments within the field during the period and highlights important changes in aesthetics and usage.

Ulla Houkjær is curator at Designmuseum Denmark. She is the author of Tim-Glazed Earthenware, 1300–1750: Spain, Italy, France.

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