Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; VOLUMES I, II and III, 3 hardcover volumes in slipcase; 1204 pages; 927 colour illustrations, 20 black and white illustrations; 26.5 x 36.2 cm; 11,673 kg; ISBN: 9780955743238; Published by Jorge Welsh Books, 2011.; Limited edition of 900 numbered copies - 500 in English and 400 in Portuguese.; VOLUME IV: Hardcover in slipcase; 504 pages with 404 colour illustrations.; 26 x 35.5 cm; 4,724 kg; ISBN: 9780993506857, Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing, 2019.; Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.; The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics: A Collector's Vision is the most important new reference book on Chinese export porcelain to be published for many years. It provides the first comprehensive study of what is probably the world's best private collection of pieces for the European market and contains new research into the subject of Chinese export porcelain. The three-volume set of hardcover books includes chapters on earthenware, stoneware and porcelain of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, works with Western shapes and decoration and armorial Chinese export porcelain. It gives details of many rare or unique pieces in the RA Collection, which are the only ones of their type yet recorded.; Following the publication in 2011 of Volumes I, II and III of The RA Collection of Chinese Ceramics. A Collector's Vision, and the success of the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2016, Global by Design. Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection, showing highlights from the collection, the fourth volume documents the most significant new acquisitions made by the collector over the last eight years. Bringing together passion and an informed vision, the collector, Renato de Albuquerque, has created one of the most coherent and comprehensive collections of Chinese ceramics made for export markets. Encompassing works from the Tang (618-907) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the collection is central to the understanding and study of Chinese export art. Comprising a selection of 206 pieces or groups of pieces, this boxed, hardcover book brings new research on the intercultural connections that are central to the collection. As with the previous volumes, the fourth book is written by Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, one of the world's foremost experts on Chinese export porcelain. Her careful research expounds on the collector's choices and the complex, multi-layered history of Chinese earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. Published in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, this work supplements what has been described as "the best work yet written on Chinese export porcelain" (The Economist, 2011)..