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The Burghley Porcelains. An Exhibition from the Burghley House Collection, and based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule.

New York The Japan Society: 1987.

Burghley House has been owned by the Cecil family since they built it in the late 16th century. The Cecils were, as were many of their compatriots at the time, omnivorous collectors, and one of the things they collected in the 17th and 18th century were Japanese porcelains. This in itself would have singled them out from their counterparts who were busily accumulating European and Chinese ceramics, but to make the story better, the Burghley House collection of Japanese porcelains remained intact to our day, when it became the subject of this fine and thorough exhibition catalog.

Softcover. 9"x11', 284 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35816
Price: $ 50.00      

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