Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Campen & Eliƫns 2014


Author: Campen, J. van & Eliëns, T.

Title: Chinese and Japanese porcelain for the Dutch Golden Age


It was through Chinese and Japanese porcelain that the Netherlands really became acquainted with Asia. From the beginning of the 17th century, porcelain was imported in large quantities by the VOC ships, and it captured the imagination of the Dutch. They were intrigued by China as an exotic empire, and fascinated by porcelain as a substance of such technical superiority. Delft potters attempted to rival its quality, and artists tried to capture its lustre in paintings. Porcelain was a product that truly stimulated the mind and the eye, but it was also just a commodity. What porcelain was available in the Netherlands in the 17th century was determined by supply and demand, by what was technically achievable for the Chinese and Japanese manufacturers, and what could be transported by either land or sea.


Publisher: Waanders Publishers in collaboration with Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Groninger Museum, Keramiekmuseum Princessehof Leeuwarden, Zwolle 2014.


Details: Illustrated hard cover with all full color illustrations.


Pages: 280 pp.


ISBN 13: 978 94 91196 80 5


Language: English.


Dimensions: 315 mm (12.4 inch) x 245 mm (9.6 inch) x 23 mm (0.9 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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