Rare Book - "Chinese Export Silver, 1785 - 1885" by Forbes et al.
Offered is a good working copy of the rare and essential reference work "Chinese Export Silver" by H. A. Crosby Forbes, John Devereux Kernan and Ruth S Wilkins. This rare volume was published in an edition of 2000 in 1975 and has never been reprinted. It is still the seminal reference work on Chinese silver made for the American and English export markets. This is a large hardback, missing its dust jacket and with some scuffing to the upper front cover, but clean inside aside from one or two pen marks. This is not a library copy and therefore has no library labels or markings. The pages are still firmly bound and the spine is in good condition. This book has photographs of most of the known makers' marks for Chinese export silver, as well as many of the documented forms created by Chinese silversmiths for the English and American markets. All in all a fine copy of a truly essential reference!