Munroe, Alexandra ed: THE BURGHLEY PORCELAINS. An Exhibition from The Burghley House Collection and Based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule. New York, 1986. 284 pp. Chronology, bibliography. 122 exhibits photographed, 51 in colour. 29x23 cm. Cloth.
A catalogue of an exhibition of pieces from the superb group of Japanese and Chinese porcelains in Burghley House. Distinguished by its early Japanese wares, the collection is unique for a number of pieces that can be identified in the House's inventory of 1688. Many pieces shown in full colour plates, the rest in good black-and-white. Good descriptions. Includes articles by Impey: Oriental Porcelains in Britain in the 17th and 18th Centuries; Tokugawa: Japan and Europe - Early Encounters; and Nishida: A History of Japanese Porcelains and the Export Trade.
Item 162 in List 204.
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