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Crossman, Carl L.
The China Trade, Export Paintings, Furniture, Silver and Other Objects.

Princeton Pyne Press: 1973. 2nd ptg.

The original edition of this classic and important reference, which contains material not in the revised edition. "By the early 1800s, in the words of Samuel Eliot Morison, 'Boston was the Spain, Salem the Portugal, in the race for Oriental opulence'. The homes of the China Trade families, their friends and relatives along the Eastern Seaboard became the depositories of a wealth of finely crafted lacquerware, intricately carved ivory and horn, Western-style portraits, marine paintings, watercolor sketches and gouaches". This is the definitive study of all these other export arts other than ceramics, with many chapters on furniture, lacquerware, carvings, fans, silver & pewter, household goods, and paintings of various types, including ship & port paintings, portraits, genre, watercolors, paintings on glass, Chinnery, Spoilum, and more.

Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 275 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w and color, dj. Light wear, jacket with several small dings.

Inventory #: 35651
Price: $ 65.00      

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