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Porcelain related books (and more): See down below!
We do have a lot of porcelain related books down below
Kangxi period B/W porcelain:
Yongzheng and Qianlong period B/W porcelain:
Chinese porcelain; Enamel from Qing Dynasty:
Chinese porcelain; M&P (Mark and Period)
Other Japanese porcelain:
Dutch porcelain and European porcelain:
We are situated in Holland (The Netherlands, Nederland) Europe. We do ship worldwide.
All our pieces are genuine as described. Please contact us for more information.
We started collecting and selling Chinese porcelain in April 2005. Since that day we do sell our stock regularly on several commercial websites. We built our own web site in April 2014 to reduce cost and reach more collectors. The first try is a one page site. You also can find us on facebook as Holland Antique where we share information and show pieces inside and outside our collection. Among our friends are reputable and respectable dealers and collectors, we can find any piece you like. We do promote a good relationship. We do like to share our knowledge on Chinese porcelain and hope you too enjoy our collection. We like to wish you good luck and succes with your own collection.
Gotheborg Asian Porcelain Collectors Society, www.gotheborg.com
Dutch Society of Friends of Asian Art, www.vvak.nl
Dutch Society of Friends of Ceramic and Glass, www.vormenuitvuur.nl
Interview with the collector Arno Jacobs:
Buying Chinese porcelain in China for natives:
The world's hottest market for real Chinese antiques is... China! China has many new auction houses that do a booming business selling genuine Chinese antiques to the nouveaux riche Chinese businessmen. It's a well known fact that world record auction prices for Chinese antiques are being set in China. American and European auction prices for equivalent articles are substantially lower than typica...l prices achieved in China. That's why Sotheby's and Christies are so hot to get a piece of the action, and have established HK showrooms. If a China based antique dealer acquires a valuable piece, he or she would sell it inside China, legally, for a lot of money. Why on earth would they want to sell it cheap on eBay, to a foreign buyer, and take the chance of imprisonment?
Buying antique porcelain in China for buyers from outside China
Do some research and you will find that buying authentic antiques in China is difficult, and legally exporting them is often impossible. Don't deceive yourself. You cannot get better or cheaper antiques directly in China because China generally is "cheap". China is strictly protecting its ancient cultural objects and artifacts.
As a collector/buyer of Chinese antiques you should know that China currently prohibits the export of antique items over 100 years old. This is especially true for high-class porcelain from private kilns and all from official kilns.
According to more recent information it now seems that even the export of old-looking items of less age than that may be restricted, possibly because some antiques that are "younger" than 100 years were made the same way and look the same as older ones.
If you are buying online, either Ebay or otherwise, you need to be especially careful of who sells Chinese antiques. Obviously, there is a high risk that antique items dispatched from China are reproductions or fakes due to the reasons stated above.
Below you can find a list of books for sale
The Beauty of Chinese Porcelain, Symbolism and WuShuangPU heroes, by Arno Jacobs (2021) ISBN 9798716899834, soft cover. Text in English and Dutch.
This book is with explanation of 80 decoration meanings (Patterns, Flora, Fauna), 100 Symbols with explanation (Buddhist Symbols, Taoist Symbols, Mystic Symbols, Antiques Symbols and more), 45 of the most important Chinese marks, Table of 40 Peerless Heroes, named WUSHUANGPU, together with their poems in English. This book has 20 pieces showed of the collection of the writer and collector Arno Jacobs (author), all with description.
This book has a total of 77 pages, 260 color pictures of porcelain and porcelain related pictures and 135 black and white pictures of symbols and marks. This is a numbered "author copy" with autograph and dedication of the writer (Arno Jacobs). New condition. Price: €20
Ca Mau (1725), cargo auction catalog from Sotheby's, "Made in Imperial China", 29, 30 and 31 January 2007, Amsterdam. 276 pg, soft cover. Very good condition. Price: Sold
Chinese blue and white porcelain, first edition (1977) by Duncan Macintosh. 14thC - 19thC. ISBN 0715374346. 152 pg, over 100 b/w pictures, hard cover. Condition is reasonable. Price: €35
Chinese ceramics in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997, The Ming and Qing Dynasties, by Christiaan Jorg. ISBN 0856674893. 352 pg, >400 color pictures in color. Soft cover. Like new. Price: €400
Chinese Ceramics, The Wong Collection by Claudia Brown (1982). 150 Pieces pictured in B/W. 86 pg. Soft cover. Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 82-80346. Phoenix Art Museum. Reasonable condition. Price: €20
Chinesische Keramik, Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen by Ulrich Wiesner. Museum fus Ostasiatische Kunst. 1988. 193 pg, pictures in color and b/w. Language is German. Condition is with some small wear. Price: €25
Chinesische Porzellan malerei, im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, by Yang Enlin. Printed by Klinkhardt und Biermann (1986). ISBN 3781402517. 152 pg. Color pictures. Hard cover, dust jacket. Good condition. Price: €25
Chinesisches Porzellan by Anthony Du Boulay (1987). ISBN 3883850152. 128 pg, B/W pictures. Hard cover and dustcover. Good condition. Price: €20
Dating Chinese porcelain from facial features and adornments, a handbook, 2013 by Tommy Eklof. ISBN 9789163733376. Dating Chinese porcelain from 15thC to now with more than 800 faces of man, woman and children. Paperback, 163 pg. This book is signed by the author. Price: Sold
Fine and Curious, Japanese export porcelain in Dutch collections, by Christiaan Jorg (2003). ISBN 9074822169. Many color pictures. Hard cover. Good condition but some damage to the dust jacket. Price: €100
Hirado, Prince of Porcelains, by Louis Lawrence (1997). ISBN 1878529307. Many color pictures and some B/W pictures. Some small damage to the corners. Price: €40
Loosdrechts porselein (1774-1784), by the Rijksmuseum (1988). ISBN 9789066301214. 312 pg. Many B/W pictures and some color pictures. Price: €35
The Handbook of marks on Chinese ceramics by Gerald Davison (1994). Blue cloth hard cover. Good condition. ISBN 0906610206. Price: Sold
Japanese Armour by Robert Winter. This catalog of the TEFAF 2008, Maastricht, the Netherlands, contains 40 of his high level and most rare Armour pieces ever showed. 90 pages. With hard cover and slip case. Like new. Price: €45
Porcelain collections in Singapore by Liu Xinxin and Ye Xiaoping (2000). 160 pg, 190 objecten in color pictures. Hard cover, dustjacket. ISBN 7806253823. Good condition. Price: €75
The Wanli Shipwreck, and its ceramic cargo, by Sten Sjostrand (2007), signed by the author. ISBN 9679935744. 360 pg. Many color pictures. Hard cover. Condition very good. Price:€150