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COLLECTING CHINESE AND JAPANESE PORCELAIN IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY PARIS. Translation of Le Gout pour les porcelaines de Chine et du Japon a Paris aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles (Editions Monelle Hayout, 2013). Stephane Castelluccio. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2013. 224 pp. with 156 ills. (143 col.). 28 x 21 cm. LC 2013-19364 ISBN 9781606061398 In English.
Publisher's description: This beautifully illustrated volume traces the changing market for Chinese and Japanese porcelain in Paris from the early years of the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715) through the eighteenth century. The increase in the quantity and variety of East Asian wares imported during this period spurred efforts to record and analyze them, resulting in a profusion of inventories, sales catalogues, and treatises. These contemporary sources -- many never published before -- provide a comprehensive picture of porcelains: when they were first available; what kinds were most admired during various periods; where and at what price they were sold; who owned them; and how they were displayed and used... The illustrated pieces, which include pitchers, vases, lidded bowls, and writing sets, are drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Also included are exquisite porcelains from the Musee Guimet in Paris, many published here for the first time.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China, Japan — Ceramics
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 155672
Hardcover $60.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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