Western Decorative Arts, Part I
Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles Including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics
Rudolf Distelberger, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier & Timothy H. Wilson

With contributions by Daphne S. Barbour, Shelley G. Sturman & Pamela B. Vandiver


The National Gallery's distinguished collection of decorative arts includes more than eighty works, such as Abbot Suger's jeweled sardonyx cup from the royal abbey of St. Denis, a Limoges reliquary, and a Mosan lion aquamanile. The extensive collection of Renaissance ceramics is primarily Italian maiolica but also represents rare Medici porcelain and "Saint-Porchaire" ware.

First published in 1993.