9 1/2 x 13 in. Vol. 1 - 350 pp. Vol. 2 - 359 - 658 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt figure in circle on front, titles on spines. Lavish B&W and color photos. Condition is NEAR FINE ; both are like new on all points but with some very faint damp-spotting to the covers. Bindings tight and text spotless. DJ's are also NEAR FINE ; like new with no damage, just a hint of foxing to the inside flaps. The original slipcase is also excellent, with a small dent on one edge, otherwise perfect. Antiques. RGR. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The catalogue of the Mottahedeh collection, the largest privately held collection of Chinese export porcelain.
Title: CHINA FOR THE WEST, CHINESE PORCELAIN AND ...
Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020856670359
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (two volumes in buckram with dust jacket in splicase); 25.6 x 35 cm; 5.243 Kg; 704 pages with 103 colour plates and 100 monochrome illustrations; Used books wih signs of wear. The slipcase has wear marks. Chips and tears in the dust jackets, that are loose due to wear. Both dust jackets are now protected with a clearcover. The interior is in good condition, apart from a stamp of the previous owner on the front fee endpaper in both volumes. Good readable copies.; This century has brought a growing awareness of the vast scale of Chinese export of decorative arts from the seventeenth century onwards. Until very recently however this subject had been very little studied, overshadowed as it was by the ever-widening perspectives of China's ancient past. It was nevertheless through this trade, and especially its ceramic wares, that the unique artistic creativity of the Chinese first became widely known and appreciated. This book aims to provide the most detailed and penetrating analysis yet made of the porcelains produced for Western markets during these centuries examining in its seven hundred pages and as many illustrations (one hundred of them in colour) all their many-sided attractions. The often unusual forms of the porcelain, their decorative styles and traditions, the endlessly varying subjects that they portray - and above all the continuous interchange in such themes between the Chinese manufacturers and decorators and their distant clients in the West, by means of the historic trading companies - all these are studied and interpreted more fully, and tabulated more practically for reference than ever before. The work also examines other export goods - painted enamels, carvings in ivory or soapstone, and reverse paintings on glass, to name only a few - which are represented by notable pieces. The material illustrated here is from one of the greatest collections of expert porcelain: assembled with care over nearly fifty years, it contains much that is rare or unique. Mr. and Ms. Motteheded have collected with clear-sighted purpose from the start, in a way no museum can hope to do so, so that today the wealth of rarities in their collection is matched only by its comprehensiveness, providing an ideal foundation for such a study. The authors are well equipped to write a major work on this subject, John Ayers, Keeper of the Far Eastern Section at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is a noted authority on Chinese and Japanese ceramics whose numerous writings include four volumes on the Baur Collection (Geneva, 1968-74). David Howard's book Chinese Armorial Porcelain (London, 1974) has given an entirely new emphasis in the study of export porcelain, its design and dating, as well as the social history behind the great East India Companies. With its superb illustrations and analytical, yet highly readable text, this book offers an indispensable new source of information for the student and the collector. Seller Inventory # 507B
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0856670359
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet, London and New York, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. in slipcase; bottom of slipcase has shelfwear. Seller Inventory # 22671
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 103 color and 700 monochrome plates (illustrator). 1st. Foreword by Nelson A. Rockefeller. In two volumes. with gilt spine lettering, gilt device to front panels, top edges gilt, illustrated dust wrappers, pale grey endsheets. An immaculate set in original slipcase save for a few trivial closed tears and chips to top edges of dust wrappers. A seminal work on the Mottahedeh collection of Chinese export porcelain arguably the finest ever assembled in private hands. Seller Inventory # 002166
Book Description Condition: D'occasion - Très bon état. Seller Inventory # B8A658998