Title: The Peony Pavilion Collection: Chinese Tea Ceramics for Japan (c.1580-1650), auction catalogue Christie's London 12 June 1989
The auction of this collection gives western collectors and academics the opportunity. unprecedented in Europe, to examine an extensive range of the specialised types of late Ming Chinese export ceramics, made for the Japanese market at a period of some obscurity in Chinese porcelain production. No such family collection has been offered for sale before outside Japan, and this is almost certainly the most varied and instructive study group of such wares assembled anywhere in the West.
The collection has been formed in Japan by one
family over six generations, the earliest documented acquisition being made in 1781. The porcelain largely spans the period A.D. 1580-1650, and basically falls within the reigns of the Emperors Tianqi and Chongzhen (1621-1643).
Publisher: Christie's, Manson & Woods, London, 1989
Details: Cloth hardcover (missing dustjacket), Full colour illustrations of all 200 lots
Pages: 123 pp.
ISBN 10: -
Dimensions: 205 mm (8.1 inch) x 260 mm (10.2 inch) x 15 mm (0.6 inch).
Private copy, not for sale.
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