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Regina Krahl and John Ayers
Chinese Ceramics in Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul by Regina Krahl and John Ayers
London, England: Sotheby's publications, 1986. Chinese Ceramics Topkapi Saray Museum #664 of 1,500 Limited Copies This magnificent 3 Vol set is in near pristine condition. Hardcover: 1384 pages Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns; 1st edition (May 1, 1986) Language: English ISBN-10: 0856671843 ISBN-13: 978-0856671845 Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7 x 15.5 inches Shipping Weight: 35.3 pounds The Topkapi Saray Museum collection of Chinese Ceramics is one of the largest and most important in the whole world, yet comparatively little of it has ever been published. The wares assembled here present a continuous review of porcelains made for export from the 13th century to the 19th century which, in its range of styles and designs, is without equal in any other surviving collection. With some 4,500 pieces dating from the Yuan and Ming dynasties, and a further 5,500 from the Qing, the present three-volume work covering the entire collection constitutes the most extensively illustrated book on Chinese ceramics yet published and provides an unrivalled source for dating and the study of design. The main part of the work consists of a complete and definitive catalogue in which every piece is itemised. Each entry is accompanied by one or more monochrome illustrations, scaled in size according to importance, and many are also shown in colour. The work contains 5,000 illustrations in all, of which 200 are large-size colour plates. The volumes divide the catalogue into three major sections, "Celadon Wares", "Yuan and Ming Porcelains" and "Qing Porcelains". These sections and their sub-divis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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