Book of the Week: Passion for Porcelain. Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum
Apr 14, 2014
The English language catalogue of a major loan exhibition at the National Museum of China which brings together 148 pieces from two of the world's most important collections. It includes material from the Song to Qing Dynasty as well as examples of European porcelain based on Chinese prototypes including an example of the exceedingly rare Medici porcelain.
Thoroughly researched it includes sections which discuss Ming export ceramics, armorial porcelain, Western designs of Chinese export ware, Western copying of Chinese porcelain, Chinoisorie, European mounting of Chinese porcelain and collection patterns in Europe.
Lu Zhangshen (ed.): Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Exhibition: Beijing, National Museum of China, 2012. 409 pages, colour plates throughout. Paperback. 31 x 23cms.£ 145.00To place an order, please contact the bookshop by emailing email@example.com or by calling us on +44 (0)20 7930 9223