Chinese Export Porcelains

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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 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, ...
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Overview


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 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598741292
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Series: Guides to Historical Artifacts Series
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 979,255
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew D. Madsen has degrees in anthropology and history from the University of California, Berkeley, and College of William and Mary. He is a historical archaeologist who has worked on numerous prehistoric and historic sites in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. ranging from the early Archaic to recent historic times. He is also trained as an object conservator. Carolyn L. White is Assistant Professor of Historical Archaeology in the Anthropology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of American Items of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820: A Guide to Identification and Interpretation (AltaMira Press) and recently published The Materiality of Individuality: Archaeological Studies of Individual Lives (Springer Press).
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Background and Overview 7

Chapter 2 Chinese Export Porcelain and Western Society 17

Chapter 3 The Chinese Porcelain Industry of the Eighteenth Century 31

Chapter 4 Datable Motifs on Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Chinese Export Wares 51

Chapter 5 The Value of Datable Chinese Export Ware 139

Index 149

About the Authors 157

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