This catalogue results from the exhibition Um Olhar do Porto held at Museu Quinta das Cruzes, in Funchal, Madeira in 2005. The exhibition was assembled around the collection of the late Dr Jorge Mota, who generously loaned about 300 of his pieces, 196 of which are illustrated, identified and extensively described in this catalogue.
These include a Sapi-Portuguese salt cellar, a collection of Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl objects dating to the 17th century, ivories from Goa and Ceylon, the notorious cabinet from the Bay of Bengal and the Ceylon coffer, the Namban collection, the Chinese export porcelain collection, including those with Portuguese armorials, the kendi and the kraak bottles, the collection of 18th century Portuguese furniture as well as Portuguese gold jewellery, the glass, faience and engravings collections, among many other nuclei. With ten articles by renowned scholars and experts, this catalogue offers an opportunity for all of those who desire to expand their knowledge in a variety of fields of decorative arts that resulted from cultural encounters throughout time.
Published by Direcção Geral dos Assuntos Culturais, Madeira, Portugal, 2005
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