[Oriental Porcelain and Ceramics]. Sammlung von Abbildungen aus dem Nahen und Fernen Oriente.

Vienna, Orientalisches Museum, 1885.

Large folio (approx. 33 x 49 cm). (4), 41, (3) pp. With 58 plates (all with tissue guards; all edges gilt). Contemporary cloth portfolio.


A fine set of plates, with extensive scholarly commentaries by three specialists, showing not only a wealth of Chinese and and Japanese, but also Arabic ceramics from Austrian princely and noble collection. The Middle-Eastern works are mainly in the Hispano-Mauric tradition of mediaeval Spain. Includes an illustrated essay by Josef Karabacek on Muslim ceramics.

Occasional slight foxing to wide margins of plates, otherwise well-preserved.