Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Pinto de Matos 1996


Author: Pinto de Matos, M.A.

Title: Chinese Export Porcelain from the Museum of Antastácio Gonςalves, Lisbon


The Portuguese were the first Europeans to bring back to the Old world the rare and fragile porcelains of China, at the beginning of the sixteenth century. They created a demand for this precious material and trade intensified, leading to the growth of private collections that would define the power and taste of monarchs, prelates and aristocrats. Antastácio Gonςalves was a true scion of this long tradition of patronage, devoting his life to Chinese porcelain. His collection includes many extremely rare items and is well known internationally, to both specialists and art lovers.


Publisher: Pilip Wilson Publishers Limited, London / Instituto Português de Museus, Lisbon, 1996


Details: Introduction, Preface, Chronology, The Catalogue, Marks, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. 


Pages: 287 pp.


ISBN 10: 972 8137 45 1


Language: English.


Dimensions: 280 mm (11.0 inch) x 235 mm (9.2 inch) x 2.0 mm (0.7 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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