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Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue (3 VOLUMES) by  Julian  Unsal and Raby - 1st Edition - 1986 - from Jorge Welsh Books (SKU: 654B)

Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue (3 VOLUMES)

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Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue (3 VOLUMES)

by Krahl, Regina in collaboration with Erbahar, Nurdan; Edited by Ayers, John with historical studies by Yucel, Unsal and Raby, Julian

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ISBN 13
9780856671845
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Philip Wilson Publishers, London for Sotheby's Publications, 1986 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (with dust jacket in slipcase).; 28 x 39 cm; 17 Kg.; 1381 pages with 5,000 black-and-white and colour illustrations, including 200 large-size colour plates.; 3 volumes comprising: Volume 1-Yuan and Ming Dynasty, Celadon Wares; Volume 2-Yuan and Ming Dynasty Porcelains; Volume 3-Qing Dynasty Porcelains.; Used books with minor signs of wear on the slipcases, dust jackets and on the interior.; OUT OF PRINT SCARCE REFERENCE CATALOGUE. LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 333.; The Topkapi Saray Museum collection of Chinese Ceramics is one of the largest and most important in the whole world, yet comparatively little of it has ever been published. The wares assembled here present a continuous review of porcelains made for export from the 13th century to the 19th century which, in its range of styles and designs, is without equal in any other surviving collection. With some 4,500 pieces dating from the Yuan and Ming dynasties, and a further 5,500 from the Qing, the present three-volume work covering the entire collection constitutes the most extensively illustrated book on Chinese ceramics yet published and provides an unrivalled source for dating and the study of design. The main part of the work consists of a complete and definitive catalogue in which every piece is itemised. Each entry is accompanied by one or more monochrome illustrations, scaled in size according to importance, and many are also shown in colour. The work contains 5,000 illustrations in all, of which 200 are large-size colour plates. The volumes divide the catalogue into three major sections, "Celadon Wares", "Yuan and Ming Porcelains" and "Qing Porcelains". These sections and their sub-divisions are arranged chronologically and are prefaced by extensive introductions by Regina Krahl and John Ayers. Virtually all the celadon wares are products of the famous Longquan kilns and the majority date from the 14th and 15th centuries; numbering in all some 1,350 pieces, they comprise the most extensive body of such material in existence. In blue-and-white and white wares of the 14th and early 15th centuries, too, which are widely regarded as the finest products of the Yuan and early Ming, the group of 125 pieces has no rival in size or quality, while the representation of later Ming export blue-and-white is rich in the extreme; the polychrome and monochrome classes of Ming ware also including some notable rarities. As for the Qing wares of all categories, these two comprise a uniquely extensive range of designs, still virtually unpublished, and of great value to students of Chinese porcelain. The first volume is introduced by a series of essays surveying the background to the collection and various aspects of the ceramics themselves. Dr. Unsal Yucel and Dr. Julian Raby throw new light on how porcelains both entered and left the palace, in what quantities and at what dates; Dr. Raby also contributes a penetrating examination of the nature of Ottoman taste in this field, showing how porcelain was regarded at the Court, and for what purposes and on what occasions it was used. Further important articles examine in detail the use of Chinese and Arabic marks on the porcelains. A full working bibliography, a concordance and a thorough index complete the work..

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Bookseller
Jorge Welsh Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
654B
Title
Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul: A Complete Catalogue (3 VOLUMES)
Author
Krahl, Regina in collaboration with Erbahar, Nurdan; Edited by Ayers, John with historical studies by Yucel, Unsal and Raby, Julian
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0856671843
ISBN 13
9780856671845
Publisher
Philip Wilson Publishers, London for Sotheby's Publications
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1986
Keywords
china,porcelain,ceramics,chinese porcelain,chinese ceramics,topkapi saray museum,ming dynasty,qing dynasty
Bookseller catalogs
Porcelain and China; Asian Art; Collections and exhibitions;
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Jorge Welsh Books has been dealing in art reference books since 1999. What started as a platform for the distribution of publications by Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has now evolved into an established bookselling division. We focus in our fields of expertise, specifically cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan, with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. Our aim is to source and deliver relevant publications in the best possible condition to collectors and academics alike, while providing a high-quality, personalised service.

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