CATALOGUE OF MEXICAN MAIOLICA BELONGING TO MRS. ROBERT W. DE FOREST. EXHIBITED BY THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA.

Barber, Edwin Atlee.

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New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1911. 151 pages. Illustrated from photographs. Octavo, 7 3/4 x 5 inches; later red cloth. With the signature of "Wm. Campbell, Oct., 1946. Cambridge." A fine copy. (Item ID: 3262)


First edition of this important collection of 169 pieces, dating from 1660 to the nineteenth century. "Recent investigations have resulted in the discovery that true stanniferous faience was made in Mexico by Spanish potters and their native pupils as early as the sixteenth century, and continued to be produced on a considerable scale until the present time. The ancient seat of manufacture was Puebla, and for more than three centuries that city enjoyed a monopoly of the maiolica industry." - p. 4.


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