Softcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st US, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 302 pages. Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine, color illustrated dust jacket, 405 b&w and 80 color illustrations, stapled cardboard slipcase. Bottom right corner of cover slightly bumped. Very light wear to dust jacket edges; a very clean, tight copy. This book is the first to survey the whole i development of porcelain n Europe between the Napoleonic era and the First World War. The nineteenth century was a period of technological change and of artistic innovation: both these strands came together in the development of porcelain, which industrialization brought within the reach of the burgeoning middle classes of industrial Europe. While early in the century Neoclassicism had brought about a new purity of line and decoration, in Germany and in England taste demanded more elaborate styles and resulted in the emergence of the 'new Rococo' and later in the development of revived styles of decoration such as Minton's 'Majolica' and the work of studio potters. This book covers not only the great factories, Sevres, Limoges, Copenhagen, Meissen, but also the smaller producers in Holland, Italy and Spain and extends to the birth of Art Nouveau.