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An Introduction To Chinese Export Porcelain [Kindle Edition]

Michael S. Day
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Book Description

The collectables that we know as Chinese Export Porcelain represent a small but important part of the trade that existed between America and China in the 18th and 19th centuries. In this book we outline the history of the China trade, and in the process identify the various porcelain styles and designs that were popular over the years. We touch briefly on the early history of the porcelain industry in Chinaa and the political context in which it developed. We look also at how early exploration and the development of international trade brought Chinese Porcelains into Western markets where it became part of our cultural heritage. The book is a basic introduction for the average collector and focuses on the types of porcelain pieces and the designs that one may encounter at antique shows and shops today.

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From the Author

Many years ago I developed an interest in Chinese Export Porcelain and began to acquire a modest collection.  I tried to find some basic information about my new interest but found that most of what had already been written focued on rare museum quality pieces.  Most books - and there are quite a few out there - seemed aimed at high-end collectors or museum professionals.  While there is nothing wrong with lusting after rare pieces, I found little that would help me in developing my collection.  This book is meant to fill that gap.  It reflects my years of visiting antique shows and shop all around the northeast and slowing gaining the knowledge I wished I had when I began.  I hope that it will help new collectors to develop the basic information they will need to begin acquiring their own collection of Chinese Export Porcelain.

Product Details

  • File Size: 719 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Publisher: Clippership Publications (July 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008M2BGVK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #716,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for a beginner! November 3, 2014
By ping
Format:Kindle Edition
I found it's easy to read and has good information. I'm not sure it's just in e-book format or not, but the pictures could be larger.
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More About the Author

Most of my career has been in public education in Connecticut where I have held a number of positions, including teaching assignments from PK through middle school; elementary school principal, and college instructor. Following my retirement in 2007, I became a Supervisor of Student Teachers for a nearby university.

During all those years in education I developed a great interest in early American schoolbooks and in how schools operated in the 19th century. I do a lot of research with firsthand accounts; books and documents where teachers talk about their day to day experiences teaching in a one room schoolhouse. Many of my publications reflect this interest and grew out of that research. Several years ago I established a company called Clippership Publications (, which produces reproductions of historic schoolbooks as well as books about nineteenth century schooling for museum shops around the country. While my area of expertise is early American education, I have also written about Chinese Export Porcelain, antique wood-working tools, colonial herbs and historic architectural styles.

I can be reached through my company website:


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