Chinese Ceramics


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  • Sir Percival David made one of the finest collections of Chinese ceramics outside Asia. It includes many items of imperial quality, with beautiful examples of extremely rare Ru and guan wares as well as the famous David vases. Their inscriptionsdate to 1351, making them an internationally acknowledged yardstick for the dating of Chinese blue and white porcelain. Here are 50 selected highlights, all illustrated with colour photographs taken especially for this publication. The accompanying text provides details and draws out the important features of each piece. The range and scope of the collection providethe material for a stunning overview and accessible introduction to Chinese ceramic art.

  • Product code: cmc24544
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: China
    Authors: Regina Krahl & Jessica Harrison-Hall
    ISBN: 9780714124544
    Number of pages: 96
    llustrations: 125 colour
    Publication date: 22-04-2009
    Weight: 0.376kg
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Perhaps, before you go, you need to study the book of highlights, which has 50 extended illustratrations, many beautiful photographs of ceramics that will make your mouth water. Each illustration is supported with historical detail, plus information about the methods employed in producing the pieces, decoration techniques, oxides used, firing temperatures, kiln types & locations etc. This is a book to refer to before you go & to have on your shelf as a reminder of your visit. I am sure it will often be referred to.
Mervyn Fitzwilliam, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild

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