The Decorative Arts of the China Trade: Paintings, furnishings and exotic curiosities
Crossman, Carl L.
Price: 18.00 USD
Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1991. Silver-grey cloth, gilt letters on spine & front cover, white & color illus. dust jacket, 462 pp., 325 BW plates, 136 color plates. An "insatiable interest in things oriented resulted in an enormous range of exquisite objects created specifically for the western market, and a veritable flood of good made their way to the West throughout the 19th century." "This work, which completely supersedes the earlier work of the same title by the author, includes many new discoveries and attributions, as well as a wealth of additional information, making it the definitive source book and essential reference on the decorative arts of the China trade." (dj). VG/VG.