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Scheurleer's CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN
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CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN by D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, published by Pitman in New York in 1974. 256 pages, 8 colored plates, 42 (two-sided) pages of black-and-white photos, and countless detailed line drawings throughout. Signs of gentle use but nothing I'd call damage, this book is in very good condition. The late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century porcelain made in China for export to Europe and later to the United States, sometimes referred to as 'Chine de Commande', has a special charm, perhaps the charm of familiarity, for the early pieces of these wares so often served as models for European potters that we recognize them as ancestors of much European pottery and porcelain. This was the first work in English dealing exhaustively with Chinese export porcelain. The author is a leading Dutch authority on these wares, so much of which was brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company. The wares themselves are described in detail, from the early blue-and-white and first garniture sets to the massive armorial services and plates decorated with European scenes. There are also chapters on grisaille decoration, porcelain figurines, and wares decorated in Europe. The extensive and well produced illustrations cover almost every recorded type of Chinese export porcelain and will make it possible for the collector to identify and date these fascinating wares. Shipping at cost.


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