This is a heavily illustrated guide to an important category of antiques and artifacts with new insights into identification and interpretation for collectors, archaeologists, and historians. 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.Über den Autor:
Andrew D. Madsen has degrees in anthropology and history from the University of California, Berkeley and College of William and Mary. He is an 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
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