The Marvellous Book

An Album. Containing One Hundred Studies of Famous Chinese Porcelains reproduced in Full Colors, Complete with Descriptive and Historical Notes in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

[CHINESE PORCELAIN] TALBOT, Star

SCARCE FIRST EDITION

[CHINESE PORCELAIN] TALBOT, Star The Marvellous Book An Album. Containing One Hundred Studies of Famous Chinese Porcelains reproduced in Full Colors, Complete with Descriptive and Historical Notes in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.

S. Talbot & Sons, 1930.

First edition, limited to 1000 copies. Large 4to. Original green silk covered boards titled and decorated in gilt. Housed in publisher's original plain card box. Illustrated title page and 102 exquisite colour plates depicting Chinese porcelain, on coated paper under captioned tissue guards. A fine copy, with the fragile silk binding free from wear or repair, in original box which has a couple of splits to the edges. An exceptional copy.

A scarce and well regarded work on Chinese Porcelain covering the Ming-Qing dynasties (1368-1912).
Talbot was a Eurasian entrepreneur, who established the first medicine factory in Shanghai. He built up an enviable collection of Chinese porcelain, upon which this book is based and went on to develop a method of porcelain manufacture to reproduce the finest Qing-style enamel wares. He also founded a photographic business operated by his daughter Mae Linda Talbot, who became one of the earliest documented female photographers in China.

Stock ID: 34487

£4,500.00

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