Allen's Authentication of Later Chinese Porcelain (1760 AD - 1999 AD). Anthony J. Allen.

Allen's Authentication of Later Chinese Porcelain (1760 AD - 1999 AD)

8.5 x 12", 264 pp., 480 color illustrations, cloth, d.j., Auckland, 2000. Item #15009
ISBN: 0473065827

This volume continues on from the earlier Allen's Introduction to Later Chinese, in a more detailed examination of aspects of dating; providing even the novice collector or dealer with information, dating techniques and illustrations, which would otherwise take years to learn.

The focus of the work is primarily on the dating of porcelain made between the beginning of the Jiaqing reign in 1796 AD, and ending in the penultimate year of the 20th century, 1999. As many of the porcelain made in this 200 years period were copies of earlier periods, there are also a number of illustrations of genuine porcelain and pottery pieces made in the late Ming and earlier Qing dynasties, i.e. prior to 1796 AD.

Progressing chronologically through the late Qing dynasty reigns of Jiaqing through Xuantong, this book then examines porcelain of the Republic period (1912 to 1949), and then the Mao and post-Mao period of the People's Republic of China; before concluding with a preliminary look at the dating of Chinese red wares, and details of the author's visit to Jingdezhen in 1998.

With over 480 full color illustrations, not only of the items but their backs and undersides, close-ups of marks, footrims and glazes, this book is undoubtedly the most detailed English language text to date on the dating of Chinese porcelain of this period.

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