Portfolio presenting a »best of“ the ceramics collection of the Liberec Arts and Craft Museum, 1905
Gustav E. PAZAUREK: KERAMIK [CERAMICS]. The Reichenberg museum ceramics collection. Portfolio with 31, parly coloured plates. Reichenberg: 1905.
Gustav E.[dmund] PAZAUREK: KERAMIK [CERAMICS]. Im Auftrag des Kuratoriums des Nordböhmischen Gewerbe-Museums herausgegeben von Gustav. E.[dmund] Pazaurek. [Edited on behalf of the board of trustees of the Nordböhmisches Gewerbe-Museum by G. E. P.]. With 30 plates with captions depicting ceramic objects, of which 5 coloured, 1 plate with brand signs, as well as 100 half-tone text illustrations, all after photos and drawings. Reichenberg: Self published by the Nordböhmisches Gewerbe-Museum (Bellmann, Prague [Collotype]; Stiepel) 1905.
Folio (37:28 cm [plates]). 31 plates; 52 pages. Colour collotype, collotype, chromolithography, lithography and letterpress, booklet and loose plates both in original cloth map with pictorial title printing as well, inside with three flaps and lined with paste paper.
Striking portfolio with high-quality plates presenting a »best of“ the ceramics collection of the Liberec Arts and Craft Museum.
Contents: Extensive „best of“ portfolio depicting and describing the rich collections of ceramics in possession of the Nordböhmisches Gewerbe-Museum (Museum for Arts and Crafts of Northern Bohemia) in Reichenberg (nowadays Liberec, Czech Republic). The portfolio includes 30 striking and partly coloured plates in different high-quality printing techniques, colour collotype and chromolithography among others. They show foremost tableware, but also vases, cameos etc. from 16th to 19th ct. Austria (Wien), Bohemia, the German lands (Fürstenberg, Meißen), Holland (Delft), Italy (Urbino) and Spain, among others. The objects depicted are made of china, faience, stoneware and majolica.
Present set also includes the plate with Bohemian china and stoneware brand signs often lacking.
Also enclosed is a booklet containing a comprehensive, illustrated art history of ceramics written by art historian Gustav Edmund Pazaurek (1865-1935), then curator at the Reichenberg museum, until today one of the most important of its kind in the Czech lands. Pazaurek in 1907 would also be a founding member of »Deutscher Werkbund«.
Condition: Map in parts stained, worn and bleached, paste paper occasionally dissolved at joints, some plates time-stained, otherwise well preserved.
Rarity: As of 7th may 2022 there is no other complete copy of present portfolio available at the market.