Portugal In Porcelain from China 500 Years Of Trade: Volume IV

Volume IV, with more than 310 pages and 199 illustrations, focus on the orders made by the Portuguese aristocracy from the mid-18th century until 1800, together with a summary of all the published information in the 20th century.

Each of the studied pieces is fully illustrated and accompanied by analyses of the families, armorials or western designs placed within the context of the Chinese repertoire of shapes and designs and annotated with the latest scholarship available by Dr. Lourenço Correia de Matos, Margaret Kaelin Gristina and A. Varela Santos.

The three informative essays by leading scholars (listed in the summary box) precede the catalogue and all represent important and incomparable contributions to the subject.

This is an fundamental work for the library of any connoisseur, curators of museums or private collections, collectors, art historians, dealers and auctioneers in Chinese porcelain for the Portuguese market.

Volume IV Summary


TERRA BRASILIS: A sketch of the society established in Portuguese America from the 16th to the 18th centuries, by Professor Célia Cristina da Silva Tavares

Chinese porcelain ordered by Portuguese Jews in the Diaspora, by Robert Bachmann

Alternative proposal for the classification of Chinese porcelain according to its decoration, by A. Varela Santos

Catalogue: Chapter 6 (Part II) – Portuguese civil aristocracy orders from the mid-18th century until 1800; Pieces excluded from catalogue; Table of Illustrations; Index of nomenclature in the catalogue; Bibliography.

Pages: 310. Illustrations: 199.

Volume IV was published in April 2011