BOOKS ABOUT BLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN

BOOKS ABOUT BLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN

Blanc de Chine Porcelain Jue. 25196

 

Blanc de Chine Porcelain :
The porcelain known in the West as Blanc de Chine was produced 300 miles south of the main Chinese kiln complex of Jingdezhen. The term refers to the fine grain white porcelain made at the kilns situated near Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian, these kilns also produced other types of porcelain. A rather freely painted blue and white ware, porcelain with brightly coloured `Swatow` type enamels as well as pieces with a brown iron-rich glaze. However it is the white blanc de Chine wares that have made these kilns famous. The quality and colour achieved by the Dehua potters was partly due to the local porcelain stone, it was unusually pure and was used without kaolin being added. This, combined with a low iron content and other chemical factors within the body as well as the glaze, enabled the potters to produce superb ivory-white porcelain.

 

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BLANC DE CHINE, PORCELAIN FROM DEHUA.

A Catalogue of the Hickley Collection Rose Kerr & John Ayres, Art Media Resources Ltd 2002.
This is probably the most reliable book about Blanc de Chine. It is well illustrated with a clear layout and very good captions. The photographs realy convay the quality of the porcelain and it’s glaze. A well written book. Hardback, inexpensive.

 

Blanc de Chine Porcelain Crab. 25045

 

BLANC DE CHINE.
John Ayres / Richard Marchant. S.Marchant and Son, 2006.
A very well produced catalogue of Marchant’s exhibition. Very good captions, large colour photographs. These are very good but against a very strong blue ground. There largest catalogue of Blanc de Chine, 120 pieces. Highly Recommended.

 

17th Century Blanc de Chine Porcelain. 25190

 

EXHIBITION OF BLANC DE CHINE.
Forward D. S. Freedman. S.Marchant and Son, 1985.
A much smaller catalogue than Marchant’s excellent later ones but well worth having. Black and white with some colour photographs. Recommended.

 

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BLANC DE CHINE, THE GREAT PORCELAIN OF DEHUA.
Robert H. Bluemenfield. Ten Speed Press, 2002.
A well illustrated book but I can not recommend it as I disagree with the dating of a large number of pieces shown.

 

KANGXI PORCELAINBLANC DE CHINE PORCELAIN

 

WHITE GOLD,
The influence and inspiration of Blanc de Chine porcelain on English and Continental porcelain.
Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia, 2004.
An interesting catalogue comparing Blanc de Chine with it’s European imitators. Recommended.

 

Rare Kangxi Blanc de Chine Porcelain Plaque. 25149

 

 

EXHIBITION OF BLANC DE CHINE.
Forward D. S. Freedman. S.Marchant and Son, 1994.
A very well produced catalogue of Marchant’s exhibition, 119 items shown. Very good captions, many pieces shown in good colour. Recommended.

 

Kangxi Blanc de Chine Porcelain. 25141

 

 

BLANC DE CHINE.
by P.J. Donnelly, Faber and Faber 1969.
The was the first book published about Blanc de Chine porcelain. A ground braking book with a lot of important information, however we can now see there are a lot of mistakes. Some pieces illustrated as being early Blanc de Chine are, in fact, late 19th/ 20th Century or not even Blanc de Chine at all, but later Japanese white porcelain. Many black and white illustrations. Hard back, sadly very expensive. This is a difficult book if you are not familiar with Blanc de Chine porcelain but despite it’s faults it is a very useful and interesting book. Recommended with reservations.

 

 

Blanc de Chine Porcelain Crab. 25045