The Oriental collection of W. T. Walters, 65 Mt. Vernon Place
The Oriental collection of W. T. Walters, 65 Mt. Vernon Place

The Oriental collection of W. T. Walters, 65 Mt. Vernon Place

Baltimore: [privately printed at the Press of Isaac Friedenwald], 1884. 8vo, pp. xv, [1],127, [1], [7] leaves of plates; original limp brown cloth lettered on gilt on upper cover and spine, a.e.g. Ownership signature of Laura Van Alstyne Sections include Chinese, Japanese, and Ancient & European pottery, porcelain, jade, lacquer, swords, bronzes, painting, carvings, etc. A wealthy railroad executive, Walters (1820-94) began collecting paintings at an early age, eventually amassing a significant collection of contemporary French paintings, especially during a lengthy stint in Paris (1861-65). "His paintings, in addition to an important collection of Eastern ceramics, crowded his Baltimore home ... These collections were enormously enlarged by his son, who at death bequeathed them, with a new gallery [i.e., the Walters Art Gallery], to the city of Baltimore" (DAB). The present volume is not, as the title might suggest, a description of Walters' collection, but, rather, a brief history of Chinese and Japanese pottery and porcelain, with a likst of relevant literature. Item #60380

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