A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain
Catalogue for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Hirmer Verlag
By Maria L. Santangelo in association with Malcolm D. Gutter and with contributions by Sebastian Kuhn and Colleen O’Shea
From the cover:
Published in honor of a remarkable gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain traces, through key works of art, the incredible stories surrounding the production of European porcelain and the creation of the Meissen manufactory. This volume focuses on early Meissen pieces, including red stoneware and objects created under Johann Gregorius Höroldt’s direction, and it features more than thirty documented works from Augustus II’s royal collection.
Malcolm D. Gutter, an expert on early Meissen porcelain, formed his extraordinary collection over the course of more than forty years. This book chronicles his exemplary works through insightful art historical texts, detailed technical essays, delightful collector’s stories, and more than three hundred lavish illustrations of some of the most exquisite porcelain pieces known today.
9.5 x 11.75 inches