Pater Gratia Oriental Art

Welsh 2008

Exhibition catalogue

Author: T. Canepa, L. Vinhais & Jorge Welsh Oriental Art & Works of Art

Title: Kraak Porcelain. The rise of global trade in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.


A scholarly overview of kraak porcelain, the distinctive blue and white porcelain that became the largest and most varied group of export porcelain wares manufactured throughout the reigns of Wanli (1573-1620), Tianqi (1621-1627) and Chongzhen (1628-1644). Kraak porcelain is of particular historical importance because it is the first Jingdezhen blue and white export porcelain that was mass-produced and shipped in large quantities around the world. 59 porcelains are comprehensively studied. 


Publisher: Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain & Works of Art, London/Lisbon, 2008


Details: Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket, with 193 colour illustrations, Acknowledgements, Foreword, Kraak porcelain: The rise of global trade in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Kraak porcelain ware salvaged from shipwrecks of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), Underwater recoveries from datable shipwrecks. Catalogue, Kraak porcelain imitations: tin-glazed earthenware and porcelain, Chronology and Bibliography.


Pages: 332 pp.


ISBN 10: 0-9550992-9-3


Language: English.


Dimensions: 246 mm (9.7 inch) x 308 mm (12.1 inch) x 35 mm (1.4 inch).


Private copy, not for sale.


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