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Porcelain

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Book Shorts

Celebrating a generous donation to the Frick, this booklet pays tribute to the donor and his gift

The Arnhold family began collecting Meissen porcelain in the 1920s and the heir has given more than 100 examples to the New York museum

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Obituaries

Remembering Jayne Wrightsman

A reminiscence of the New York socialite, arts patron and philanthropist by Keith Christiansen, the chairman of the Met's European Paintings Department

News

Frick collection invites contemporary artist into its permanent galleries for the first time

Edmund de Waal's porcelain creations will open a dialogue with the historic art and furnishings and 'will not shock', curator says

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Conservation & Preservation

Reconstruction: V&A detectives crack Meissen mystery

3D scanning of 19th-century copy provides missing parts needed to piece together 1740s porcelain fountain

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Books

Impressive publication on the anonymous 'RA' collection of Chinese porcelain

Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos' three-volume catalogue is painstakingly researched and beautifully presented

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Art market

Local collectors pick and choose in Chinese art and ceramics sales, with unsold lots increasing in key auctions

The days when buyers would pay top prices for any work seem to be over, as a maturing market becomes more selective and sensitive to change in the global economy

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Ceramics

As Au Bak Ling’s Chinese imperial ceramics go on view, two experts discuss how excavations at kiln sites have affected our understanding of Chinese ceramics

Passionate about porcelain, Royal Academy, London from 17 November 1998

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Art Basel

Beth Katleman re-conceives of the manufactured in carefully crafted ornaments at Art Basel 2011

Their outward naïveté hide subtle historical references beneath the surface

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Collectors

Russian billionaires are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on art. None of them has spoken to the press about what drives their collecting—until now

Russian collector Pyotr Aven shows his hand

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Art market

The sale of Chinese porcelain triumphed during Asia Week

Excellent results for an exemplary group of Chinese porcelain

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Books

Books: Hilary Young, English porcelain, 1745-95

Identifying the common circumstances behind the 18th-century ceramics industry

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Auctions

Vincennes and Sèvres from the Pirie (including Plumb) Collection sold at Christie's New York

A true collectors’ market, with almost 100% demand

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Art market

Have the salerooms killed off London as a major player in the Asian art market?

Top dealer Giuseppe Eskenazi blames the auction houses

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Books

Useful dealers' survey responds to market interest in 19th-century ceramics

Outside the canon, but now bought by US Arab and Japanese collectors