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Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum: Revised Edition
by Gillian Wilson ; Francis Watson
Binding: Hardcover, 2 edition, 128 pages
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Weight: 2.5 pound
Dimension: H: 0.74 x L: 12.43 x W: 9.41 inches
ISBN 10: 0892365625
ISBN 13: 9780892365623
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Since the Middle Ages Europeans mounted oriental porcelain in settings of precious or semiprecious metal as a tribute to the value of the pieces. And beginning in the 18th century, it became increasingly fashionable in Parisian society to decorate the interiors of houses with Far Eastern materials such as lacquer and mounted porcelain. This revised catalog features thirty two examples from the Gettys collection of lacquer and porcelain mounted in settings of silver, gold, and gilt bronze, ranging in date from 1665 to 1785.


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