Krahl, Regina & Ayers, John: CHINESE CERAMICS IN THE TOPKAPI SARAY MUSEUM, ISTANBUL. A Complete Catalogue. London, 1986. 1381 pp. 200 colour plates, 4800 b/w illustrations. 3 vols. 37x26 cm. Cloth, dustjackets.
The Topkapi Saray Museum, comprising the collection of the turkish sultans, is one of the largest and most important in the world, yet comparatively little has ever been published. This is the definitive three-volume publication that comprises a complete catalogue of the superb Chinese ceramics in this magnificent collection. A number of the ceramics have been fitted with Islamic gilt-metal mounts. Volume I: Yuan and Ming Dynasty Celadon Wares, Volume II: Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains, Volume III: Qing Dynasty Porcelains. Illustrates a total of 4500 Yuan and Ming dynasty pieces and a further 5500 Qing dynasty examples. Testament to cross-cultural trade and the enduring allure of Chinese ceramics at the highest levels. Produced in a limited edition of 1500 sets. Out-of-print and scarce.
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