Porcelain Oriental Continental and British: A Book of Handy Reference for Collectors R L Hobson

ISBN: 9781331965473

Published: July 22nd 2015

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358 pages


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Porcelain Oriental Continental and British: A Book of Handy Reference for Collectors  by  R L Hobson

Porcelain Oriental Continental and British: A Book of Handy Reference for Collectors by R L Hobson
July 22nd 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 358 pages | ISBN: 9781331965473 | 5.62 Mb

Excerpt from Porcelain Oriental Continental and British: A Book of Handy Reference for CollectorsIf any one doubts that the fascination of old china is as powerful to-day as ever, a glance at the list of recent publications on the subject willMoreExcerpt from Porcelain Oriental Continental and British: A Book of Handy Reference for CollectorsIf any one doubts that the fascination of old china is as powerful to-day as ever, a glance at the list of recent publications on the subject will suffice to dispel the illusion.

It might even be hinted that in such a wealth of ceramic literature another book on porcelain was superfluous. Most of the latest works, however, deal only with limited portions of the whole subject, and almost all of them are issued at prices which, to a large section of the collecting public, are uncomfortably high. The object of the present book is to give in compact and inexpensive form all the facts which the collector really needs, besides as many practical hints as can be compressed in a general work of portable size.

The title Porcelain is a comprehensive one- and though the following pages treat of the porcelains of all countries, they embrace only those periods which the collector specially affects, to the exclusion of modem European wares. Special attention is given throughout to paste, glaze and decoration as the safest guides to the acquisition of genuine specimens, marks being regarded as of secondary importance. Fairly complete lists, however, of the continental and English marks are included, as well as characteristic examples of the Chinese and Japanese.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

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