Catalogue from the exhibition held at the New-York Historical Society, New York from the 24th of February to the 26 of August 1984.
"In organizing "New York and the China Trade", David S. Howard, the exhibition's guest curator, and the staff of the New-York Historical Society have paid attention both to the trade's history and to its contributions to the decorative arts. With only a few exceptions, the pieces on exhibition have proven New York histories. Porcelain necessarily plays a major role, but not to the exclusion of carved ivory and soapstone, lacquer ware, silver, nautical, ephemera, documents, and many other reminders of the history of New York's China trade. The objective is a study of a major aspect of New York's taste over several centuries placed in its historical setting, the story of the port's trade with China." excerpt from the introduction by James B. Bell, Director of the The New-York Historical Society, 1984.
Published by The New-York Historical Society, 1984
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