We have, as you can see, a selection of books about Blue and White Porcelain, however there are hardly any books devoted to Famille Verte or Famille Rose Porcelain so we have made a list of reference books covering the field of Chinese Export Porcelain in general.
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN : GENERAL SURVEYS.
THE CHOICE OF THE PRIVATE TRADER,
The Private Market in Chinese Export Porcelain Illustrated from the Hodroff Collection.
David S. Howard.
Zwemmer, the Minneapolis Institute of Art 1994. ISBN 0-302-00642-7. Hard-Back. 298 Pages.
This very well illustrated catalogue is a good general book about Chinese Export Porcelain. As with all David Howard’s books about Chinese Export Porcelain it is very well written and extensively researched. The information provided is detailed and carefully compiled. The illustrations are of very good quality and are numerous. Highly recommended.
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN, Chine de Commande.
D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer.
Faber and Faber. 1966 and Re-Printed 1974. ISBN 0-571-08787-6. 255 Pages.
Somewhat out of date, the photographs are black and white and rather small. However it is a useful book with a good text extensive text. Recommended.
ORIENTAL EXPORT MARKET PORCELAIN, and its Influence on European Wares.
Geoffrey A. Godden.
Granada Publishing Limited 1979. ISBN 0-246-11057-0. 382 Pages. Hard-Back.
This important book puts Chinese Export Porcelain into a European context. The excellent research includes many references to the import of Chinese Export Porcelain via the East India Company. It also shows pieces often not shown in other books and very unusually for the period contains a section on European decoration on Oriental Porcelain. Unfortunately this book is now rather expensive. Recommended.
ANCIENT CHINESE TRADE CERAMICS, From the British Museum, London.Ming and Qing Porcelain for the West.Regina Krahl, Jessica Harrison-Hall.National Museum of History 1994. ISBN 957-00-3623-0. 363 Pages. Hard-Back.
When ones reads the title it appears at first glance as if this book is about ancient Chinese ceramics. However nearly all the pieces are from the 18th century.Most of the designs and shapes shown in large clear colour photographs are of pieces after European designs or in European taste. A very good book that includes 161 objects. Recommended.
CHINESE CERAMICS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE RIJKSMUSEUM, AMSTERDAM. The Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Christiaan J. A. Jorg in Collaboration with Jan van Campen.
Philip Wilson in association with The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 1997. ISBN 0-85667-489-3. 351 Pages. Hard-Back, Soft-Back.
This general book about Chinese Porcelain at the Rijksmuseum has an excellent section on 18th Century Blue and White Porcelain but also has many pieces of Blanc de Chine Porcelain, Famille Verte, Famille Rose and Powder Blue. Highly recommended.
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University.
Thomas V. Litzenburg Jr in collaboration with Ann T. Bailey.
Third Millennium Publishing 2003. ISBN 1-903942-19-5. 288 Pages. Hard-Back.
A useful well illustrated book
CHINA FOR THE WEST, Chinese Porcelain and other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection.
David Howard and John Ayres.
Sotheby Park Bernet 1978. ISBN 0-85667-035-9. 698 Pages in Very Large Two Volumes with a Slip-Case.
Any reading list of books about Chinese Export Porcelain has to have this land mark book. It is, I believe, the best and by far the most complete book on the subject illustrating nearly 700 objects. Many of the photographs are in black and white but they are large, there are a large number of colour photographs for the period. The book has been out of print for many years, is now very expensive. Highly recommended.
COLLECTING CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN.
John Murray 1978. ISBN 0-7195-3460-7. 158 Pages. Hard-Back.
Quite a useful little introductory book. Nearly all in black and white.
CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN, Chine de Commande from the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels.
Dr. C.J.A Jorg. Flagstaff house museum of Tea Ware, a branch of the Hong Kong Museum of Art 1989. ISBN 962-215-094-2. 303 Pages.
As with every book I have seen by Dr. Jorg this is a most excellent and useful book. Most of the pieces are Famille Rose or Famille Verte. Recommended.