Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Howard 1994


Catalogue of the Leo and Doris Hodroff collection to an exhibition organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Author: Howard, D.S.

Title: The Choice of the Private Trader. The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain illustrated from the Hodroff Collection.


The Private Trade in Chinese Export Porcelain, as distinct from East India Company trade, has hitherto scarcely been recognised as a subject in its own right. And yet the officers and supercargoes of the Honourable East India Company took full advantage of their licence to trade on their own account; it is just this attractive ware, chosen by them at their own capital risk, that is most collected today. David Sanctuary Howard surveys more than two centuries of manufacture, and throws new light on how the trade was actually conducted. The Hodroff Collection, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world, closely mirrors the tastes of the private traders and is the ideal source of illustration for this pioneering work.


Publisher: Zwemmer, London 1994.


Details: Cloth binding with illustrated dustjacket, Full colour illustrations, Sponsor's foreword, Chairman's foreword, Introduction & Acknowledgements, Table of contents, The Honourable East India Company Trading to China, List of Lenders & Photographic Credits.


Pages: 298 pp.


ISBN 10: 0302006427


Language: English.


Dimensions: 295 mm (11.6 inch) x 220 mm (3.3 inch) x 28 mm (1.1 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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