Krahl, Regina: CHINESE CERAMICS. The Anthony de Rothschild Collection. London, 2000. xxvii, 485 pp. letterpress on mould-made, acid free paper. 323 colour plates, tipped in. 2 vols. 40x32 cm. Cloth, slipcase.
This is a superb catalogue - produced to the highest standards in a limited edition of 750 copies - of a select group of Chinese ceramics, dating from the Han to Qing periods. The collection was formed during the first three decades of the 20th century and contains what is probably the world's finest and most comprehensive group of polychrome glazed ('fahua') ceramics of the Ming period, and is strong in Tang period 'sancai', biscuit-glazed porcelains of the Kangxi reign period, and Song period Jun ware. All objects are illustrated in colour and the original purchase prices, dealer, provenance and places exhibited are recorded as a contribution to the history of collecting. The descriptions are erudite. The objects themselves can still be seen at Ascott House, near Leighton Buzzard in the UK, and are the property of the National Trust. Regina Krahl, who provides the text and descriptions, is well-known as a foremost authority on Chinese ceramics. Now hard to find.
Available, as of: 12/02/2018
Was item 494 in printed List 191.
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