Chinese Armorial Porcelain ~ Volume II. 904 pages; 1,880 colour illustrations; 1,500 armorial services described.
Introduction and four illustrated chapters on aspects of the China Trade:
– Reflections, Replacements, Reproductions and Revival – Of Counters, Carriages and Bookplates – Armorial Porcelain for Scotland and the role of the Swedish East India Company – Chinese Armorial Porcelain: The Market during the last Century and in the Future
and The Laws of Blazon, a chapter on understanding heraldry.
Together with a comprehensive analysis and classification of styles and dates of armorial porcelain; 16 appendices including details of directors, captains, ship-owners and merchants of the Hon. East India Company; Governors of Madras, Bombay and Bengal; Lords Mayor of London and city livery companies; analysis of owners of services; bookplate originals for services; and a complete list of mottoes recorded in both volumes.
General Index and 50-page comprehensive Index of Services.
Bound in dark blue buckram with matching slip case and dust jacket. (Also available in limited edition of 200 copies, leather bound in red morocco with slip case and dust jacket. Price on request.)