Photograph album containing photographs of Chinese ceramics

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Photograph album of John Sparks Ltd, dealer in Chinese art (London) - containing 123 black and white studio photographic prints of Chinese and East Asian ceramic artworks and antiques. Contains images of Chinese Porcelain and stoneware, including Celadon ware, Jun ware, Dehua ware or Blanc de Chine, Fujian ware and earthenware. Objects featured date from Qing (Qianlong, Kangxi), Ming Sung, Yuan, Wei, Tang dynasties. Shapes featured include vases, bottles, dishes, libation cups, human and animal figurines, brush pots, snuff bottles, ewers and incense burners. Prints include typescript annotations, some have handwritten annotations indicating that the artwork was exhibited at the Centennial Marco Polo exhibition, 7th, 1954 Venice, Italy. 4 pages contain caption but no print. 1 volume. 124 pp. (loose). Disbound. No cover.

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