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Blanc de Chine: The Porcelain of Têhua in Fukien

Blanc de Chine: The Porcelain of Têhua in Fukien

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Blanc de Chine: The Porcelain of Têhua in Fukien

by Donnelly, P.J

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Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1969 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 407 pages plus appendix with 160 black and white plates; 17 x 25.7 cm; 1.229 Kg; SBN 571 08078 2; Used book with signs of wear on the dust jacket. Minor signs of wear on the interior, which looks as new. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover.; REFERENCE BOOK ON BLANC DE CHINE; Blanc de chine, the white porcelain of Têhua in fukien, has waited long for its chronicler. This most beautiful of porcelains, satisfying entirely by form and glaze, so elusive to date, enjoys wide appeal. But collectors and others interested have up to now had to rest content with a page or so of general praise and description in the standard works on Chinese ceramics, for there has been no complete book on this subject. This deficiency is now made good. The author, with the advantage of an unrivalled collection of the ware itself, has devoted years of research into sources, Chinese and Western, the fruits of which are now available. The evidence for dating-textual, from marks and inscriptions and, above all, from recorded acquisitions - is given in detail. More than 500 pieces are illustrated, indicative of the unparalleled variety of form which blanc de Chine can assume. Marks hitherto thought undecipherable are studied, and nearly a hundred reproduced in facsimile. Potters and potter families have been discovered, and their work is discussed. There is a chapter also on the coloured ware of these kilns, including the little-know blue and white. Some original Chinese sources are appended, together with an account of recent archaeological investigation of the kiln sites and an abstract of the original inventory of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony, now at Dresden, contained innumerable pieces of blanc de Chine..

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Bookseller
Jorge Welsh Books PT (PT)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Blanc de Chine: The Porcelain of Têhua in Fukien
Author
Donnelly, P.J
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Faber and Faber Limited, London
Date Published
1969
Keywords
blanc de chine,china,porcelain,reference,dehua,ceramics
Bookseller catalogs
Asian Art; Chinese Ceramics; Chinese Art;

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Jorge Welsh Books has been dealing in art reference books since 1999. What started as a platform for the distribution of publications by Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has now evolved into an established bookselling division. We focus in our fields of expertise, specifically cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan, with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. Our aim is to source and deliver relevant publications in the best possible condition to collectors and academics alike, while providing a high-quality, personalised service.

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