A copy of the three-volume boxed set of 'Chinese porcelain collections in the Near East - Topkapi and Ardebil' by Takatoshi Misugi. First edition, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1981. Three large quarto hardback cloth-bound volumes within a cloth-covered box which opens out flat (this cloth-covered slipcase is a rare survivor, and is often missing in copies of these books).
Volume 1 has 273 pages and gives an introduction to the wares in these two internationally renowned collections, including an illustration and discussion of design motifs and design elements. Illustrated throughout with many examples of predominately Yuan and Ming porcelain.
Volume II has 282 pages and is profusely illustrated with black and white illustrations of items from the Topkapi Palace Museum, together with a small number of tipped-in colour plates.
Volume III has 372 pages and features ceramics from the Ardebil Shrine Collection. Again, this volume is illustrated throughout with black and white and with a good number of tipped-in colour plates.
Three well-illustrated volumes about these two world famous collections.
Condition: The blue cloth-covered box has some surface marking, sun fading and dust staining, but has done its job in protecting the books inside. The three volumes are in fine condition.
Please note that this is a large and heavy set (weight 7.5kg) and the shipping costs will reflect this weight. Please enquire for a shipping quote.