Friday, 31 August 2012

The Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume XV: Decorative Arts

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This volume catalogs more than four hundred decorative objects in the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including painted enamels, snuffboxes, porcelain, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, cast metal, and textiles from throughout Europe and Asia, with the majority dating from the late seventh century to the twentieth century. Highlights include a a superb seventeenth-century oval-shaped watch decorated with enamels by the master Susanne de Court of Limoges; a dazzling domed cup supported by a carved alabaster figure of a bearded Turk, replete with jewels and precious stones, crafted in early eighteenth-century Germany; and a French secretaire from the 1780s set with painted enamels from the famed Sèvres Manufactory. Provenance information, exhibition histories, and references are provided, and selected comparative illustrations are incorporated. The volume also includes a bibliography and an index.

John Guy is curator, Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Wolfram Koeppe is curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Linda Komaroff is curator of Islamic Art and department head, Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Clare Le Corbeiller was curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Denise Patry Leidy is curator, Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Martin Levy, FSA, is an antiques dealer and scholar based in London. William Rieder is former curator and administrator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Elizabeth Sullivan is research assistant, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Zhixin Jason Sun is curator, Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Christa C. Mayer Thurman is curator emerita, The Art Institute of Chicago. Charles Truman is an independent scholar, London. Suzanne G. Valenstein is research scholar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Clare Vincent is associate curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Daniel Walker is Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Islamic Art Chair and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Curator of Textiles, The Art Institute of Chicago. Melinda Watt is associate curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and supervising curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.