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Chinese Export Porcelains
Andrew D. Madsen (Author); Carolyn L White (Author)
157 pp. / 8.00 x 10.00 / Aug, 2011
Paperback (978-1-59874-129-2)
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The blue and white porcelain exported by China in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is an important category of artifacts and antiques, a fashion-sensitive commodity that was affected by
"We have been waiting for a new, handy summary of Chinese porcelains for a number of years, and this overview certainly deserves a place in any research library associated with historical archaeology. It is well researched and carefully articulated, and should also play an important role in the classroom."

- Robert Mazrim, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology

" This is not the first book on Chinese porcelains. But its predecessors have focused more on elite wares and museum pieces. They have appealed to collectors and art historians, and have not added either to our knowledge of historical contexts or to chronologies useful to archaeologists. This guide aims to explain contexts and establish chronologies of colors and motifs in the mass-produced Chinese wares that appear in archaeological sites. Read the complete review here."

- Riva Berleant, Anthropology Review Database

the ebbs and flows of style and consumer demand. In this copiously illustrated, comprehensive guide to Chinese export porcelain, Andrew Madsen offers both a broad overview and detailed identification and context information for the most common styles and motifs. His focus on the determination of manufacture dates, which are based primarily on data collected from armorial decorated export wares, porcelain cargoes from dated shipwrecks, and tightly dated archaeological contexts, will allow students, scholars, and collectors to refine associations with Chinese export porcelain, revealing the untapped quantity of information that mass-produced Chinese export porcelain has to offer.

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