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Chinese and Japanese Export Porcelain

Information or research assistance regarding Chinese and Japanese export porcelain is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following selected bibliography has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

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Plate, c. 1780. Neg. 82-5740, cat.60.283, Copyright Smithsonian Institution, 2000.

Mug, c. 1770-1800, "Fitzhugh" pattern around rim. Neg. 78-516, cat. 71.65, Copyright Smithsonian Institution, 2000.


Alden, Aimee Neff. Collector's Encyclopedia of Early Noritake. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1995.

Alden, Aimee Neff, and Marian Kinney Richardson. Early Noritake China: An Identification and Value Guide to Tableware Patterns. Lombard, IL: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1987.

Archambault, Florence. Occupied Japan for Collectors. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1992.

Athineos, Doris. "The Great Wall of Imari." Forbes. v. 156, Dec. 4 1995, p. 296-7.

Ayers, John, et al. Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe, 1650-1750. London: Oriental Ceramic Society, 1990.

Buerdeley, Michele. Chinese Trade Porcelain. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1962.

Butler, William. "New Yorkers' Taste: Chinese Export Porcelain 1750-1865" (collection at Museum of the City of New York). The Magazine Antiques. v. 125, Feb. 1984, p. 430-7.

Carswell, John. Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and its Impact on the Western World. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Gallery, 1985.

Chaffers, William. Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain. 15th rev. ed. Vol.1, European and Oriental Section, edited by Frederick Litchfield and R.L. Hobson. New York: Dover Publications, 1965.

Chinese Export Porcelain and Ceramics. Wilmington, DE: The Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, 1957.

Cleveland, Richard S. 200 Years of Japanese Porcelain. City Art Museum of St. Louis, MO, 1970. (Exhibition Catalogue)

Crossman, Carl L. The China Trade. Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1972.

_____. Design Catalog of Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Market. Salem, MA: Peabody Museum, 1969.

Davison, Gerald. The Handbook of Marks on Chinese Porcelain. Wappingers Falls, NY: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994.

Detweiler, Susan Gray. "The Ceramics" (Mount Vernon). The Magazine Antiques. v. 135, Feb. 1989, p. 496-501.

Farnham, Katharine Gross and Efird, Callie Huger. Chinese Export Porcelain from the Reeves Collection at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Lexington, VA: Washington and Lee University, 1973.

Feller, John Quentin. "Canton Famille-rose Porcelain: Some Rare and Unusual Pieces." The Magazine Antiques. v. 130, Oct. 1986, p. 722-31.

Fischell, Rosalind. Blue & White China: Origins/Western Influences. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1987.

Garner, Sir Harry. Oriental Blue and White. New York: Praeger, 1970.

Godden, Geoffrey A. Oriental Export Market Porcelain and Its Influence on European Wares. London: Granada, 1979.

Goldstein, Jonathan. Philadelphia and the China Trade, 1682-1846. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1978.

Gordon, Elinor, (ed.) Chinese Export Porcelain. New York: Universe Books, 1975. (Articles compiled from Antiques Magazine)

_____. "Chinese Export Porcelain" (State Dept. Building). The Magazine Antiques. v. 132, July 1987, p. 182-7.

Gustafson, Eleanor H. "Family Ties" (tea service made for H. Smith bearing the Great Seal of the United States at the Rhode Island School of Design/Museum of Art). The Magazine Antiques. v. 139, Jan. 1991, p. 86.

Gustafson, Eleanor H. "Museum Accessions" (Worcester and Chinese export porcelain donated to Historic Deerfield by Mrs. Harold G. Duckworth). The Magazine Antiques. v. 144, Aug. 1993, p. 162.

Honey, W.B. Guide to the Later Chinese Porcelains. London: published under the authorization of the Board of Education, 1927.

Howard, D.S. Chinese Armorial Porcelains. Newport, Monmouthshire, UK: Ceramic Book Co., 1973.

Hyde, John Alden Lloyd. Oriental Lowestoft, Chinese Export Porcelain, Porcelaine de la Cie des Indes. (3rd ed.) Newport, Monmouthshire, UK: Ceramic Book Co., 1964.

_____ and Ricardo R. Espírito Santo Silva. Chinese Porcelain for the European Market. Lisbon: Fundacão Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, 1994.

Jenyns, Soame. Japanese Porcelain. New York: Praeger, 1965.

_____. Later Chinese Porcelain. New York: International Publications Service, 1971.

Jones, Simon. "Chinese Export Porcelain." Antiques & Collecting Hobbies. v. 94, July 1989, p. 26-8.

Jourdain, Margaret and Jenyns, Soame. Chinese Export Art in the Eighteenth Century. London: Spring Books, 1967.

Le Corbeiller, Clare. China Trade Porcelain. October 25-January 27, 1974. New York: China House Gallery, 1973. (Exhibition Catalogue.)

_____. China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974.

Locsin, Leandro and Cecilia. Oriental Ceramics Discovered in the Philippines. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968.

Macintosh, Duncan. Chinese Blue and White Porcelain. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Antique Collectors' Club, 1994.

Mudge, Jean McClure. Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade, 1785-1835. (2nd Edition Revised). Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1981.

_____. Chinese Export Porcelain in North America. New York: C.N. Potter: Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1986.

Newark Museum Association. Chinese Export Porcelain, A Loan Exhibition from New Jersey Collections. Newark, NJ: The Newark Museum, 1979.

Palmer, Arlene. A Winterthur Guide to Chinese Export Porcelain. New York: Crown Publications, Inc., 1976.

Peabody Museum of Salem. Chinese Export Porcelain in the 19th Century: The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains in the Alma Cleveland Porter Collection. Salem, MA: Peabody Museum of Salem, 1982.

Pearce, Nick. "A Rubens Crucifixion on a Chinese Export Porcelain Dish." The Magazine Antiques. v. 136, Oct. 1989, p. 844-7.

Rudolph, Wolfgang. Sailor Souvenirs: Stoneware, Faiences and Porcelain of Three Centuries. Leipzig: Edition Leipzig, 1985.

Sargent, William R. "A Porcelain Menagerie" (Copeland Collection of Asian export figures at the Peabody Museum of Salem). The Magazine Antiques. v. 141, Jan. 1992, p. 172-9.

Scheurleer, D.F.L. Chinese Export Porcelain. New York: Pitman Publishing Co., 1974.

Schiffer, Herbert F. Chinese Export Porcelain, Standard Patterns & Forms, 1780-1880. Exton, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1975.

_____ and Peter B. Schiffer. Fragile Cargo: Porcelain from China. Wynnewood, PA: Livingston Publishing Co., 1973.

Sharpe, Elisabeth K. "Chinese Export Porcelain with Arms of Rhode Island." The Magazine Antiques. v. 139, Jan. 1991, p. 246-55.

Stitt, Irene. Japanese Ceramics of the Last 100 Years. New York: Crown Publishers, 1974.

Tudor-Craig, Sir Algernon. Armorial Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. London: Century House, 1925.

Volker, T. Porcelain and the Dutch East India Company. Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill, 1954.

Williamson, G.C. The Book of Famille Rose. (Reprint of 1927 ed., London: Methuen Co.) Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1970.

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