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Chinese Porcelains of the Santos Palace

Chinese Porcelains - Editions Liénart - Hardcover - 496 pages - Textes en English - Publié en 2021

The Santos Palace in Lisbon (now the French Embassy in Portugal) contains a hidden treasure: a small square room with a pyramid-shaped, gilded wooden ceiling, to which nearly three hundred Chinese porcelain plates and dishes, mostly blue-and-white, have been attached. This book is the catalogue raisonné of that unique collection. 

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Référence 9782359063486
Artiste-Genre Chinese Porcelains
Auteur(s) Claire Déléry, Huei Chung Tsao
Editeur(s) Liénart
Format Hardcover
Nb. de pages 496
Langue English
Dimensions 280 x 245
Date parution 2021

This unique collection of Chinese porcelain plates of the Porcelain Room in Santos Palace illustrates the history of ceramic production in China between the early 16th century and the late 18th century, and its trade with Europe.

A royal residence from the end of the 15th century, Santos Palace was acquired in 1629 by the Lencastre family and underwent major structural works between 1664 and 1687. During that period, the curious Porcelain Room was built with a gilded pyramidal ceiling inlaid with more than 250 Chinese porcelain plates, almost all of them decorated in blue and white. In 1870, the French State rented the building, eventually acquiring it in 1909.

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