Leaping the dragon gate : the Sir Michael Butler collection of seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Leaping the dragon gate : the Sir Michael Butler collection of seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain

Author: Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler = 鯉躍龍門 : 邁克爾 · 巴特勒爵士珍藏十七世紀中國瓷 / 甘淑美 、巴芙蓮. ; Teresa Canepa; Katharine Butler
Publisher: London : Ad Ilissum, Llandysul : Gomer Press [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book celebrates the most important collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelain in the world, assembled by the distinguished British diplomat Sir Michael Butler. His passion for porcelain is clearly reflected in the over eight hundred pieces he collected and lived with at his home and private museum in Dorset. The pots (as Sir Michael called them), many of extreme rarity or exquisite quality, give testimony to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Michael Butler; Michael Butler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler = 鯉躍龍門 : 邁克爾 · 巴特勒爵士珍藏十七世紀中國瓷 / 甘淑美 、巴芙蓮. ; Teresa Canepa; Katharine Butler
ISBN: 9781912168163 1912168162
OCLC Number: 1233318085
Language Note: English and Chinese.
Notes: "Ongoing research and errata" slip inserted.
Description: 575 pages : color illustrations, map, plan ; 31 x 26 cm
Contents: I. Leaping the dragon gate / Katharine Butler --
II. Sir Michael Butler, life, publications & exhibitions --
III. Catalogue / Teresa Canepa --
IV. Dates, debates and conundra / Katharine Butler --
V. Appendices.
Other Titles: Li yue long men :
Sir Michael Butler collection of seventeenth-century Chinese porcelain
Sir Michael Butler collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelain
Responsibility: Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler = Li yue long men : Maikeer · Batelei jue shi zhen cang shi qi shi ji Zhongguo ci / Gan Shumei , Ba Fulian.

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This book celebrates the most important collection of 17th-century Chinese porcelain in the world, assembled by the distinguished British diplomat Sir Michael Butler. His passion for porcelain is clearly reflected in the over eight hundred pieces he collected and lived with at his home and private museum in Dorset. The pots (as Sir Michael called them), many of extreme rarity or exquisite quality, give testimony to the incredible depth of knowledge he acquired over five decades and his outstanding contribution to research and education in this previously neglected field of study. This lavish and comprehensive collection covers most types of porcelain produced at Jingdezhen, in Jiangxi province, during the 17th century. The variety of the pieces carefully acquired by Sir Michael reflects the great innovative spirit of the highly skilled Jingdezhen potters and painters at a time when they were released from the controls of Imperial patronage, between the end of the reign of the Ming Emperor Wanli in 1620 and the re-establishment of the Imperial kilns by the Qing Emperor Kangxi in 1683. It is a study collection of porcelain unrivalled in its breath and rarity that demonstrates the stylistic and qualitative evolution which occurred in Chinese porcelain production during the 17th century.

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