Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Howard 1997


Exhibition catalogue

Author: Howard, D.S.

Title: A Tale of Three Cities Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong. Three Centuries of Sino-British Trade in the decorative Arts.


Publisher: Sotheby's, London 1997.


1997 was an historic year for Hong Kong and it was this milestone that was the catalyst that led to Sotheby´s U.K. decision to stage A Tale of Three Cities. This exhibition celebrated the historic trade in the decorative arts between Great Britain and the Far East, but in particular the three great cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton. This catalogue, a unique book of reference in its own right, is testament to the stunning collection of objects, some of them never before seen in a public exhibition, that has been brought together to tell The Tale of Three Cities.


Details: Soft cover, 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: 272 pp.


ISBN 10: 0962258830


Language: English.


Dimensions: 270 mm (10.6 inch) x 210 mm (8.3 inch) x 20 mm (0.78 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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