Catalogue of Italian Maiolica. TWO VOLUMES. I: TEXT & II: PLATES

Rackham, Bernard.

Book ID: 9078


8vo. Volume I: Text: xxiii, 485 pp., frontispiece plate, in double column / Volume II: Plates: xxvii, 222 b/w plates hors text, publisher’s original wrappers, biblio., index, light crease on lower corner of front cover of volume 2,Victoria and Albert Museum, Board of Education, London, first edition, 1940.


The term Maiolica is used to describe all varieties glazed earthenware of Italian origin. However, originally the term was restricted to the lustre wares which resembled those produced in the island of Majorca from where they had long been imported into Italy. Nearly all specimens of Hispano-Moresque pottery found in museums and private collections have been procured in Italy, very few have been found in Spain.
Catalogue of the large collection of some 1450 pieces of Italian maiolica in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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