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The Art Of Letter Writing
A correspondence between two persons is simply a conversation reduced to writing. We should write to an absent person as we would speak to the same party if present.
The Louvre - Paris
The panorama of the Louvre, the Tuileries and the distant Arc de Triomphe is one which has been described by innumerable guide books in hackneyed phrase, yet it never fails to delight the eye and interest the mind.
The ABC Of Collecting Old Pottery
The history and nature of pottery form a subject the materials of which are exceedingly varied, widely scattered, and not easily brought together.
Henri Deux Ware
During the sixteenth century, in France, the potter's art was patronised by Francois L, who secured the services of Girolamo della Robbia for the decoration of his Chateau of Madrid at Paris.
Palissy Ware
Palissy tore up the floors, broke up the chairs and tables, and burnt every bit of fuel he could find, before there came forth from his furnace the white enamel-the long-sought secret-which brought him fame and fortune.
Pottery - Rouen
The fabrique of Rouen had a considerable influence over the ceramic productions of France.
Pottery - Nevers
For some years Nevers produced imitations of Urbino decoration upon its ware, till 1602, when the brothers Conrade settled there, and established a factory, in 1608, at the Rue St. Genest.
Pottery - Moustiers
Towards the end of the seventeenth century, and during the whole of the eighteenth, important manufactures of decorated faience were in full swing at Moustiers, a small country town amongst the mountains.
Pottery - Marseilles
The first faience of Marseilles, like that of Moustiers, was decorated in under-glaze blue au grand feu, but the outlines were traced in violet of manganese, which formed a setting for the design and served also to accentuate it without the use of polychromes.
Paris And Its Environs
Ancient and mediaeval pottery was made at Paris - the first, when France was Gallia, and Paris, Lutetia; the second, from the time of Girolamo della Robbia, who in 1530 carried out the decorations in faience of the Chateau of Madrid in the Bois de Boulogne.
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