Oriental Ceramics Vol. 6 The World's Great Collections, Margaret Medley
1982. Classic rare text contains some of the private collections of Chinese ceramics of Sir Percival David; the greater part of the collection is confined to the period between the tenth and the eighteenth century, predominantly the Sung and Ming periods, with some pieces dating earlier and later. Fourteen hundred of the pieces were donated to the University of London in 1951 for teaching and research. Includes exceptional polychrome Swatow wares of the later Ming dynasty; fine Sung pieces from the Old Imperial collection in Peking; sixth century rare Kirande wares; fifth century monochromes; celadons of Lung-ch'uan type; etc. 174 pp. 97 expertly photographed plates, including notes to the plates. Slipcased. Hard Cover.
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