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A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Valois

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013

...gave their patron what appeared to be a finely bound book, complete with gilded silver clasps enamelled with the Duc’s arms. The ‘book’ was only a block of wood, but it indicates that the brothers and Jean de Berry were on terms that made it possible for them to share a joke. The Duc presented valuable gifts to several of his artists. In 1402 , for instance, he gave a diamond ring to Milet le Cavelier ( fl 1414–16 ), who worked in stained glass. Pol de Limbourg was especially honoured, receiving many fine jewels and a house in Bourges, in which Guy...

Germany, Federal Republic of

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...the higher temperatures required to make stoneware. The centres of stoneware production in Germany from the early 16th century—apart from a few smaller pottery towns—were in the Rhineland, the main centres being Cologne-Frechen and Siegburg, in a region south of Aachen with the main centres at Raeren (now in Belgium), Creussen in Franconia, and Waldenburg, Freiberg, and Altenburg in Saxony and Muskau and Bunzlau in Silesia. Apart from the production of simple, utilitarian tableware, the highly artistic stoneware made in these centres was used for display,...

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