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Chinese Export Art. New York Christie's: January 23, 2001. Includes property of David A. Berg, Joseph & Laverne Schiezler, the Schloss Collection, Virginia Carroll Crawford, Dr. Robert Doyle, and Captain Lamar Whitcher. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 151 pages, 308 lots, color illustrations.

Inventory #: 34199
Price: $ 35.00       




Fine Chinese Decorative Works of Art, Paintings and Furniture. Including China Trade Paintings. New York Sotheby's: April 17, 1985. Sale 5309. The catalog of an auction devoted to Chinese Decorative Arts. Property of various owners including: property of the estate of Ip Yee, Hong Kong, sold for the Benefit of Charity property of the Fine Art Committee, Diplomatic Reception Rooms, United Sates Department of State. Proceeds to benefit the Diplomatic Reception Rooms. Softcover. 8"x11", about 150 pages, 410 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 31658
Price: $ 65.00       




Objets d'Art et de tres bel Amueblement, Biscuit Emaille Bleu de la Chine Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes, Tapis - Tapisseries. Paris Palais Galleria, June 9-10, 1976. The catalog to the auction of some very fine and rare China trade ceramics and French furniture, including principally items from the collections of Antenor Patino and the Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Lots 1-81 comprise Chinese porcelain, 82-125 comprise Chinese export ceramics, lots 126-140 comprise French ceramics & gilt-mounted porcelains, lots 141-175 comprise silver, bronzes and other decorations, lots 176-224 comprise furniture, and lots 225-229 comprise textiles, including a suite of 5 Regency-period Gobelins tapestries. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 229 lots, about 150 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33828
Price: $ 40.00       




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       




The Marc J. Matz Collection of Colonial Indian, China Trade, Campaign Furniture and Works of Art. Amesbury John McInnis Auctioneers: August 19, 2005. The sale of a fine collection of Indian Colonial, China Trade and related furniture and antiques. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, 285 lots, color illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 34685
Price: $ 65.00       




Beurdeley, Michel. Chinese Trade Porcelain. Rutland Charles Tuttle: 1962. A spectacular pictorial and textual survey of Chinese export porcelain made for the European market. One of the most visually pleasing books on this subject. Hardcover. 10"x11", 214 pages, 24 color and 344 black & white illustrations, dust jacket bibliography. Jacket worn, some water stains, slight odor.

Inventory #: 33551
Price: $ 45.00       




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       




Davis, Nancy Ellen. The American China Trade, 1784-1844: Products for the Middle Class. Nancy Ellen Davis: 1987/Ann Arbor UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to George Washington University. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 325 pages very poor b/w reproductions of photographs a reprint from the original microfilm. New.

Inventory #: 90236
Price: $ 65.00       




Detweiler, Susan G. George Washington's Chinaware. New York Harry Abrams: 1982. "Pray let them be neat and fashionable or send none" wrote the 26 year old George Washington in an order for china to an English merchant in 1758. Washington's personal concern for overseeing every detail of the furnishing of his home right down to the chinaware was consistent with his position as a member of the 18th century gentry. Fortunately a large amount of both the china and his correspondence concerning it have survived. This acclaimed study of George Washington's imported china and its history provides a fascinating sidelight into the and European Trades and the way porcelains reached America in the 18th century. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 244 pages, 55 color and 106 b/w illustrations, dj a fine copy in a fine jacket.

Inventory #: 95007
Price: $ 45.00       




Forbes, H.A. Crosby. Yang-ts'ai: The Foreign Colors. Rose Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty. Milton China Trade Museum: 1982. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 114 pieces, each described and illustrated. The text also includes several essays on the rose-period export porcelains. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 62 pages, many b/w illustrations bibliography near fine.

Inventory #: 35218
Price: $ 40.00       




[Frelinghuysen Collection] Anglo-American & Other China and Pottery, American Furniture, Property of George Frelinghuysen. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 24-25th, 1964. Sale 2249. A very good collection of pottery, furniture, wood carvings, etc. Includes a selection of 18th century silver-mounted cowry shells, English pottery stirrup cups, nice Oriental Lowestoft, including a pair of Louis XVI memorial platters with weeping willows and urns, a Federal carved and gilded mirror with an eglomise panel mourning Washington's death, a pine court cupboard from the Charles Wooley Lyon collection, and more. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 89 pages, 535 lots, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 7185
Price: $ 35.00       




Fuchs, Ronald W. , II & David S. Howard. Made in China Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur. Winterthur / University Press of New England: 2005. This sumptuous volume accompanies a traveling exhibition of the same name that opened at Winterthur in February, 2005. The full-color volume highlights 117 exquisite export porcelain objects from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur. Authors Ron Fuchs and David Howard ground their presentation with an introductory overview of the manufacture of porcelain, the history of the china trade, and the importance of export porcelain in European and American history and material culture. Individual entries are grouped according to function: dining wares, drinking wares, household and personal utensils, and decorative wares. Each grouping is preceded by a short essay that places the objects within a historic context. An illustrated appendix addresses the coats of arms found on many of the objects, and an extensive bibliography offers supplementary readings. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 212 pages, 280 color illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90148
Price: $ 50.00       




[Furniture & Wallpaper] Catalogue of Good English Furniture, Wallpaper, Garden Sculpture and Good Rugs and Carpets. London Sotheby & Co.: April 17th, 1970. An interesting auction featuring three examples of 18th/early 19th century Chinese export wallpaper a suite of George I gilded chairs a rare George III drum-top library table and a suite of Regency bamboo Chinoiserie furniture by Crace and Sons. Softcover. 7"x10", 36 pages, 115 lots, b/w illustrations price list.

Inventory #: 7478
Price: $ 20.00       




Goldstein, Jonathan. The China Trade from Philadelphia, 1682-1846: A Study of Interregional Commerce and Cultural Interaction. Jonathan Goldstein: 1973/Ann Arbor UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Pennsylvania. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 197 pages very poor b/w reproductions of photographs a reprint from the original microfilm. New.

Inventory #: 90235
Price: $ 65.00       




Gordon, Elinor. Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain. New York Main Street Press: 1984. Revised edition. A standard history by one of the best-known modern dealer/scholars. A very well illustrated, well-written book. Export authority J.A. Lloyd Hyde wrote- "The remarkable collection formed over a long period by Elinor and Horace Gordon covers in the most comprehensive way the whole fascinating spectrum of porcelain made in China solely for export". Hardcover. 8"x10", 160 pages, 20 color and 150 b/w illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35533
Price: $ 45.00       




Howard, David & John Ayres. Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum. London Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1981. A very nicely produced catalog with lots of large color illustrations and a good text. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35534
Price: $ 45.00       




[Kessel Collection] Choice Eighteenth Century English Furniture and Decorations Collected by the Late Dr. Leo Kessel, New York. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 2nd, 1949. Sale 1053. Included a magnificent carved and decorated cinnabar lacquer fitted cabinet on a parcel-gilded stand, made in China in the early 18th century for the European market a rare Queen Anne walnut "drunkard's chair", a pair of William & Mary walnut and mauve velvet tall-back side chairs in the style of Daniel Marot, and more. Softcover. 7"x10", 49 pages, 201 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps light wear.

Inventory #: 7725
Price: $ 25.00       




Keswick, Maggie (ed.). The Thistle and the Jade. A Celebration of 150 Years of Jardine, Matheson & Co. London Octopus Books: 1982. Jardine, Matheson & Co. was founded in Canton in 1832, and has been a major player in the Chinese export trade ever since. This company-sponsored 150th birthday book features a wealth of information on the 19th century history of the company and its export trade and business in China, illustrated with period art and documents. There's a also a bunch of 20th-century related material, but if you aren't interested, you have our permission to ignore it. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 272 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35434
Price: $ 65.00       




Kihn, Phyllis. Captain Solomon Ingraham. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, January, 1964. An investigation into the life of Connecticut's Captain Solomon Ingraham, captain of the merchant ship 'Pacific' which sailed to Calcutta on a trading mission in 1799. The article details attempts to find out more about the somewhat-mysterious Captain, who died in Calcutta in 1805, and also contains a transcription of the inventory of his estate. Softcover, 6"x9", 15 pages (article), several black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 33055
Price: $ 20.00       




Kroes, Dr. Jochem. Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market. Chinese Porcelain with Coats of Arms of Dutch Families. Centraal Bureau Voor Genealogie / Waanders Publishers: 2007. A stupendous catalog of China Trade armorial porcelain for the Dutch market, based on a study of 455 different services of china. The book includes a catalog of these services, as well as extensive information on decoration and styles, services and shapes, Dutch family heraldry as seen on Chinese porcelain, and the commissioners and their families. Hardcover. 10"x12", 718 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90340
Price: $ 275.00       




[Lawrence Collection] Illustrated Catalogue of the Interesting and Valuable Collections of Amos A. Lawrence of No.85 Chestnut Street, Boston, Mass. including His Celebrated Private Collection of Chinese Lowestoft Porcelain. New York American Art Association: March 29-April 2, 1921. Lawrence, a former architect, operated a successful antique shop selling European furniture, ceramics, iron and glassware, which was all auctioned here in addition to his private collection of Oriental Lowestoft, which comprised lots 412-631 and 686-825. Hardcover. 7"x10", about 200 pages, 1,003 lots, many b/w illustrations and 2 folding plates priced in pencil. Bound into newer cloth covers, not retaining the original paper covers light wear.

Inventory #: 8433
Price: $ 100.00       




Lawrence, Anthony, et al. The Taipan Traders. Hong Kong Toppan Press Limited: 1989. A vividly-illustrated history of the early days of Hong Kong as a trading post to the West, illustrated with many period paintings. Exquisite. Hardcover. 116 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine. Gift inscription.

Inventory #: 35864
Price: $ 60.00       




Litzenburg, Thomas V., Jr. Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University. London Third Millennium Publishing: 2003. "The Reeves Center Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain, numbering almost 3,000 objects, is on permanent display at Washington and Lee University. The collection is built around more than 1,800 pieces given to the University in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves. Spanning three centuries of the China Trade, the collection features representative examples of export porcelain made to order for the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, French, and American markets -including services owned or associated with George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Color plates of more than 280 objects from the collection are included in this catalog, each accompanied by a full technical description, information concerning form and design, and relevant refernces". Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 288 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90434
Price: $ 65.00       




[McAlpine Collection] Fawley House, Oxfordshire. London Sotheby's: October 14-15, 2003. The auction sale of an extraordinary modern collection assembled by David McAlpine, most notable for the very, very fine 18th century English furniture the Taylour needlework panels (early 18th century Irish armorial needlework) and 77 lots of armorial China Trade porcelain. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 230 pages, 812 lots, color illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 30775
Price: $ 35.00       




[McCone] Property from the Collection of the late John A. McCone. New York Sotheby's: January 31, 1992./ The first portion of this fine sale s devoted to Chinese ceramics (lots 1-89) and Chinese export porcelains (lots 90-239). The remainder consists of fine antique English silver, furniture and accessories. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 125 pages, 449 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear. Prices realized sheets stapled inside the front cover.

Inventory #: 34479
Price: $ 25.00       




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