Canepa, Teresa & Butler, Katharine: LEAPING THE DRAGON GATE. The Sir Michael Butler Collection of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Porcelain. London, 2021. 576 pp. 850 colour illustrations. 30x25 cm. Cloth.
A large and weighty catalogue of this important collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain dating from the late Ming Wanli reign on to the fall of the dynasty and the Shunzhi and Kangxi reigns of the early Qing dynasty - the transitional period. The collection arranged and examined chronologically from the late Ming onwards. All pieces illustrated in colour, many in multiple views and described in much detail. Also of importance for the study of Chinese iconography and the sources for paintings on Chinese porcelain of the time. Accompanying introduction and essays on the formation of the collection and other interesting related aspects. A notable contribution to the subject and on connoisseurship and collecting. Dual texts in English and Chinese.
Item 46 in List 204.
Record produced by Hanshan Tang Books, www.hanshan.com.