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Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Volume I: The James E. Sowell Collection

Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Volume I: The James E. Sowell Collection

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Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Volume I: The James E. Sowell Collection

by Cohen, Michael; and Motley, William; Fuchs II, Ronald W. (foreword)

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9780953718597
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Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom, 2008 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket); 25.5 x 32 cm; 2,409 kg; 303 pages with colour illustrations.; Used with minor signs of wear. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover.; This book covers the largest and most important collection of Chinese and Export figures currently existing in the world. Collected by James E. Sowell of Dallas, Texas, there are over 170 items including over 50 bird figures, a dozen dogs, and a unique pair of leopards possibly made for the Imperial Summer Palace. It includes a history of the European trade with Canton and contains an informative guide to the dating of many of these pieces, with many pictures of the bases of the figures. The book catalogues the James E. Sowell collection in detail, arraging the animals according to approximate zoological taxanomic groups and commenting on some of the scientific knowledge available at the time. Traditional theory says that the Chinese potters were simply copying European species and models but the book proposes that, with a few significant exceptions, the resulting porcelain are inspired by Chinese fauna. Mainly consisting of Chinese export figures of the 17th, 18th and early 19th century, there are also a few realted figures from Japanese kilns..

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Bookseller
Jorge Welsh Books PT (PT)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Mandarin and Menagerie, Chinese and Japanese Export Ceramic Figures, Volume I: The James E. Sowell Collection
Author
Cohen, Michael; and Motley, William; Fuchs II, Ronald W. (foreword)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN 10
095371859X
ISBN 13
9780953718597
Publisher
Cohen & Cohen, Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom
Place of Publication
Hong Kong
Date Published
2008
Keywords
porcelain,china,china trade porcelain,japanese porcelain,james e. sowell
Bookseller catalogs
Collections and exhibitions; Japanese Art; 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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