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KPM Plaques: Gaining an Insight into the Art of Painting on Porcelain Hardcover – May, 2005
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Collecting paintings on porcelain plaques, particularly those produced by the KPM factory, has become quite a popular and widespread hobby.
KPM Plaques: Gaining an Insight into the Art of Painting on Porcelain addresses many questions asked by old and new collectors, and discusses information relating to the history of plaques and miniatures, various subject descriptions, value determinants, and techniques in distinguishing the authenticity of KPM plaques.
Illustrated with hundreds of high-quality photographs, this book is like a work of art itself.
About the Author
From the Authors: Our fascination with KPM plaques began with our first encounter with a plaque portraying Beatrice cenci in 1990. We were astounded with the way the light played through the translucent porcelain, and how beautifully the portrait was painted - we knew that we had to have it. We came to realize that it is impossible to buy just one plaque, for it becomes a driving passion to collect as many as you can find (or afford).
Fifteen years and hundreds of porcelain plaques later, we are still mesmerized whenever we gaze at our collection. Much time and effort on our part has been devoted to collecting and researching continental and particularly KPM plaques. We continue to seek new information as well as new plaques, and are also happy to provide advice on authenticity of plaques as well as answer questions or requests for certain plaques that you may see in this book.
If you are interested in receiving more information on particular plaques, would like to buy or sell plaques, or have any questions please email us at email@example.com. We sincerely hope that this book will aid you in your encounters with the wonderous art that is painting on porcelain.
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I will not give details or lists of exactly why I have given this book a five star rating, it would make my review too lengthy. However, I will say I consider the book an investment in my own education on the subject, that it has satisfied me beyond my expectations as a beginner, as well as meeting a strict criteria for the art lover in me!! I highly recommend this book, especially on this event of its first printing, as I believe "KPM Plaques: Gaining an Insight into the Art of Painting on Porcelain" will be around for many more printings in the future!
After reading this book, I have learned that I have made several mistakes, but I have made some very good choices also. No one and I mean no one should ever buy a KPM plaque without reading this book first. There are a lot of fakes and forgeries out there and if we can educate everyone that wants to buy an authentic KPM plaque, maybe we can end this deceitful practice or at least put a big dent in it.
Thank you so much Sean and Vera, for all of your time and effort, in getting this very valuable and informative book put together. It was so needed and so appreciated.
The only reference of its kind that I know of, it also has critical chapters on how to determine authentic vs. fake KPM plaques, a topic not adequately addressed by any other source. Many collectors and dealers alike have been fooled by plaques made to look like genuine KPM plaques. This book provides numerous detailed photographs of both genuine and counterfeit KPM marks for comparison, as well as discussing other criteria for identifying counterfeit KPM plaques. No KPM collector or dealer should be without this essential reference.
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There are many pictures and eazy simple words.
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