Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics: From the Peabody Essex Museum

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Beginning in the sixteenth century when Portuguese traders started importing blue and white porcelain to Europe, Chinese ceramics manufacturers produced goods specifically for export to the West. The industry flourished through the early twentieth century as the market for fine porcelain expanded in Europe and the Americas. Among the Peabody Essex Museum's founders in 1799 were sea captains and supercargoes involved in extensive trade with Asia, and many of the remarkable examples of export wares they brought back provided ...

Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics: From the Peabody Essex Museum 2012, Yale University Press, Salem, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780300169751

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