China for America : Export Porcelain of the 18th and 19h Centuries. in dustjacket

By: SCHIFFER, Herbert, Peter and Nancy

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SCHIFFER, Herbert, Peter and Nancy. China for America : Export Porcelain ofthe 18th and 19h Centuries. Exton, PA : Schiffer Publishing Ltd., (1980). Pp (2),iii-iv,(2),7-223,(1). Illustrated. Index. 4to, blue cloth, pale bluelettering to front board and spine. "Enthusiasts of Chinese porcelain and American commercial history alike welcomes this study of the porcelain dishes made in China for Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries. The tea, yardgoods, and opium trade set the scene for commerce that brought this porcelain to the United States. Prominent families from Maine to South Carolina and West to Mississippi and California are represented with family crests, initials, names, or original design decorations. The original owners includeGeorge and Martha Washington, John and Abigale Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Jo hn Jay, DeWitt Clinton, Elias Hasket Derby, among the well known of the time, and many less famous owners of beautiful services. The decorations are divided into styles with armorial crests, monograms, eagles, marine scenes, Masonic emblems, portraits, floral decorations and include the mass-produced patterns: Canton, Fitzhugh, Rose Medallion, butterfly and variations. Fifteen styles of American eagle and four styles of Order of the Cincinnati decoration are illustrated. Students of American history, antiques, and Chinese ceramics will all find the material fascinating." (from the dj). Contents : Early Chinese-American Commerce with Porcelain, Armorial Decorations, Monogrammed Decorations, Color Plates, Eagle Decorations, Masonic and Political Decorations, Marine Decorations, Western Landscape Decorations, ChineseLandscape Decorations, Floral Decorations. Of nautical interest : Chapter on Marine Decorations (pp 153-166). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO IS WEIGHT. Very good in nicked and edgeworn dustjacket. 30.00

Title: China for America : Export Porcelain of the 18th and 19h Centuries. in dustjacket

Author Name: SCHIFFER, Herbert, Peter and Nancy

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Exton, PA, 1980, ISBN:0916838234:

Seller ID: 102375