CHINESE TRADE PORCELAIN by Michel Beurdeley

CHINESE TRADE PORCELAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A handsome book, of particular interest to collectors, with 24 full color plates, 100 black and whites, and 244 photographs in an appended catalog, considers, in its first part the form and decoration of Chinese export porcelain; in the second, more than a dozen countries and companies, their background in China, the type of orders and trade developed, and the notable services created and still existing. Pre-European Eastern trade is part of this study as is the secret of Chinese porcelain, its blue and white, polychrome and celadon types; the shapes, scenes and subjects that derived from foreign commissions (the results not always happy). The panorama of the change in Western taste and fashion, the national characteristics can be seen in these wares. A specialty with a definite fascination.

Publisher: Tuttle