Welsh, Jorge: KRAAK PORCELAIN. The Rise of Global Trade in the Late 16th and Early 17th Centuries. London, 2008. 332 pp. Full page colour plates and colour text plates throughout. 30x24 cm. Boards.
Large and very fine dealer's catalogue of an exhibition of 59 wonderful examples of Kraak porcelain dating from the Wanli, Tianqi and Chongzhen reigns at the end of the Ming dynasty. All pieces are illustrated in full, many in multiple views, and all exhaustively described. Essays accompany: Canepa: Kraak porcelain: The rise of global trade in the late 16th and early 17th centuries; Pijl-Ketel: Kraak porcelain ware salvaged from shipwrecks of the Dutch East India Company (VOC); Underwater recoveries from datable shipwrecks; Kraak porcelain imitations: tin-glazed earthenware and porcelain. A good addition to the literature on the subject.
Available, as of: 13/02/2017
Was item 631 in printed List 187.
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