Tajan Ceramics Auction
Tajan in Paris had a wonderful auction of ceramics on March 4. It's too late to buy anything, but you should check out the catalog at their website (www.tajan.com) or at invaluable.com. Look for Ceramics: The Jean Derval Collection. It's one of the best selections of ceramics I've ever seen. There are 329 lots, most of them French. If you're not familiar with French studio ceramics, this is one of the best introductions to their tradition. And while you're at tajan.com, check out their upcoming auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts-Design (March 19th and 20th). This is a massive selection of great design and worth studying closely. To find both of these catalogs, go to tajan.com and click on "Catalogues" which will take you to the list of 2014 catalogues.
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