ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, EDWARD AND GOLDIE STERNBERG CHINESE ART PURCHASE FUND 1999. PHOTO AGNSW – TAASA Review June 2013

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This article was originally found in the June 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 24).

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Chinese prototypes, and, less familiar, Hasami ware celadons from Japan. Then from the 16th century came the Europeans ­ first the Portuguese, then the Dutch, English and other Europeans.

Huge cargoes of porcelain were shipped to their home markets to satisfy what sometimes equated to a craze for specific ceramic types.

This enormous ceramic trade to Europe is not well represented in the Gallery’s collection...