Chinese Export Porcelains

Chinese Export Porcelains


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Chinese Export Porcelains by Andrew D Madsen, Carolyn White

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598741285
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Series: Guides to Historical Artifacts Series
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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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