Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Superb French Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris Publication, About Antique Oriental Far East Cloisonne Objets

In Books > Art and Design Books > Show & Tell.
Art and Design Books14 of 131The 12 ladies of jinling paper cut art bookVincent Price Collection for Sears and Roebuck
Love it
Like it

CisumCisum loves this.
apostataapostata loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
IvonneIvonne loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
ToyrebelToyrebel loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
AdeleCAdeleC loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 3 years ago

    (359 items)

    This is one of the large books I had in my cloisonne section of reference materiel. It was a very interesting historical tome as well as a display of the museum's cloisonne collection.

    This is where I learned that Napoleon III had a huge cloisonne collection in his palace, where he had a room dedicated to it. These were from the Chinese opium wars of the mid 19th century, when China was attacked by England with France and the USA, it was all about trade and forcing China to come to their terms with their goods. Few people know how many countries were forced this way to make the British Empire richer, and make these valuable goods such as silk, tea, porcelain, opium etc. available to the Western markets. The USA Navy of the time attacked Japan's capital, after they had resisted the demands for 200 years of isolation, from trade and religious interference. Again, Japan bowed to the Americans trade requirements. Japonism ensued in the European and American decorative trends.

    Art and Design Books
    See all
    Washed Cotton Military Caps Cadet Army Caps Unique Design Vintage Flat Top Cap
    Washed Cotton Military Caps Cadet A...
    HIP-HOP: A CULTURAL ODYSSEY Leather Bound Hardcover Huge Book 1st Edition
    Lot of 6 Hardcover BLACK Book for Decorating Design Staging GOLD/COPPER Letters
    Lot of 6 Hardcover BLACK Book for D...
    Flea Market Decorating: Creating Style with Vintage Finds (Better Homes & - GOOD
    Flea Market Decorating: Creating St...
    Washed Cotton Military Caps Cadet Army Caps Unique Design Vintage Flat Top Cap
    Washed Cotton Military Caps Cadet A...
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.