Alexandre Raymond, 1924: Vieilles Faïences turques en Asie-Mineure et a Constantinople

This lot was sold on 2021-10-08 and is no longer available

Dim.: 51 x 37 cm (the cover)

Imperial folio (360 x 490 mm). Half cloth, boards with illustrated lithogr. title, inside covers and flaps with ornamental decoration printed in gold, green and blue. 12 pp. 40 lithogr. plates in colour, including 4 which are double-page. The first part was long considered lost.

Raymond's fine series of plates, which depict ceramics employed in architectural decoration and ceramic artefacts, deals mostly with in situ Iznik and Kütahya ceramics.

- Sotheby's, London, Oct. 14, 2003, lot 402, for the second volume, where the catalogue note states 'Part 1 was never published. (link)
- Sotheby's, London, Nov. 15, 2011, for a set including both volumes. (link)
- Christie's, London, Sep. 21, 2005, for a set including both volumes, where the catalogue note states 'Sets of the French edition of parts I and II are rare at auction: no copies of either part I alone or parts I and II together are recorded by ABPC since 1975 and only two copies of part II are listed. (link)

Price incl. premium: € 1.530