French Ceramics from the Boone Collection Go to the Huntington and LACMA


SAN MARINO, CA.- Art patron and collector MaryLou Boone has given The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art each a group of important French ceramics from her collection. The works of faïence and soft-paste porcelain represent all of the major centers of production in France from roughly 1600 to 1900. The Huntington received 27 objects and LACMA received 26 that were selected to complement the existing holdings of each institution. They include teapots, potpourris, tabletop sculptures, inkwells, sugar casters, large plates, pitchers, tureens, and cups and saucers. Boone, a resident of Pasadena, Calif., and a longtime supporter of LACMA and The Huntington, began collecting French ceramics more than 25 years ago while traveling through France with her late husband, George, also a great