Skip to content

The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision (COMPLETE 4 VOLUMES)

The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision (COMPLETE 4 VOLUMES)

Click for full-size.

The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision (COMPLETE 4 VOLUMES)

by Pinto de Matos, Maria Antonia

  • New
  • Hardcover
  • first
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Lisbon, Portugal
Item Price
Or just €2,180.00 with a
Bibliophiles Club Membership
€42.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 5 to 14 days

More Shipping Options

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; VOLUMES I, II and III, 3 hardcover volumes in slipcase; 1204 pages; 927 colour illustrations, 20 black and white illustrations; 26 x 35.5 cm; 12 kg; ISBN: 9780955743238; Published by Jorge Welsh Books, 2011.; Limited edition of 900 numbered copies - 500 in English and 400 in Portuguese.; VOLUME IV: Hardcover in slipcase; 504 pages with 404 colour illustrations.; 26 x 35.5 cm; 4,724 kg; ISBN: 9780993506857, Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing, 2019.; Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.; The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision is the most important new reference book on Chinese export porcelain to be published for many years. It provides the first comprehensive study of what is probably the world's best private collection of pieces for the European market and contains new research into the subject of Chinese export porcelain. The three-volume set of hardcover books includes chapters on earthenware, stoneware and porcelain of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, works with Western shapes and decoration and armorial Chinese export porcelain. It gives details of many rare or unique pieces in the RA Collection, which are the only ones of their type yet recorded.; Following the publication in 2011 of Volumes I, II and III of The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics. A Collector's Vision, and the success of the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2016, Global by Design. Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection, showing highlights from the collection, the fourth volume documents the most significant new acquisitions made by the collector over the last eight years. Bringing together passion and an informed vision, the collector, Renato de Albuquerque, has created one of the most coherent and comprehensive collections of Chinese ceramics made for export markets. Encompassing works from the Tang (618-907) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the collection is central to the understanding and study of Chinese export art. Comprising a selection of 206 pieces or groups of pieces, this boxed, hardcover book brings new research on the intercultural connections that are central to the collection. As with the previous volumes, the fourth book is written by Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, one of the world's foremost experts on Chinese export porcelain. Her careful research expounds on the collector's choices and the complex, multi-layered history of Chinese earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Published in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, this work supplements what has been described as "the best work yet written on Chinese export porcelain" (The Economist, 2011)..


(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


Jorge Welsh Books PT (PT)
Bookseller's Inventory #
The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision (COMPLETE 4 VOLUMES)
Pinto de Matos, Maria Antonia
Book Condition
New New
1st Edition
Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing
This edition first published
chinese export porcelain,jorge welsh,reference,maria antonia pinto de matos,earthenware,stoneware,song,yuan,ming,qing,western shapes,armorial ceramics
Bookseller catalogs
Collections and exhibitions; Our publications; Chinese Ceramics;
May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

Terms of Sale

Jorge Welsh Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Jorge Welsh Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2016

About Jorge Welsh Books

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.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories