The Later Ceramic Wares of China: Being the Blue and White, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, Monochromes, etc., of the K ang Hsi, Yung Chêng, Ch ien Lung and other periods of the Ch ing Dynasty - Robert Lockhart Hobson 1925 - Ernest Benn, London - First Trade Edition Hobson’s exhaustive and scholarly work, is a natural sequel to Wares of the Ming Dynasty, carrying on the history of Chinese pottery and porcelain and completing the trilogy that began with Early Ceramic Wares of China. Chapters include general history, detailed studies of various periods, European influences on Chinese porcelain, as well as explanations of shapes, designs, and marks.

Profusely illustrated with twenty full page colour plate, seven folding colour plates, and fifty full page monochrome plates. There are also a small number of in-text emblems, symbols, and the final chapter on potter’s marks provides five pages of examples.
  Robert Lockhart Hobson [1873-1941] was one of the first British authorities on the ceramics of the Far East, and became responsible for the Far Eastern ceramics at the British Museum in 1921. His contribution to Qing ceramics scholarship was of great importance and included his entries in the catalogue of the great George Eumorfopoulos collection published in 1927.

Quarto. pp. [2] xxix [1] 156 [2] [70 sheets of plates each with descriptive tissue guard] [2]. In publisher’s light grey brown cloth, bevelled edges, lettered in gilt to spine, and with emblem blocked in gilt to front panel.

Pagination of illustrations.
Photographic Colour Plates:-
18 Full Page - Frontispiece + (at rear of volume after pp.156) ii, iii, iv, vi, vii, ix, xi, xii, xiii, xv, xvii, xxi-xxvi.
7 Folding - v, viii, x, xvi, xviii, xix, xx.
2 Full Page on a folding double page - xiv+xiva.
Photographic Monochrome
50 Full Page - xxvii-lxxvi.
Black and White Woodblock Print
5 Full page - Potters Marks - 145-149
In-text black and white engravings
8 Buddhist emblems - 127.
1 ‘ying yang’ between the ‘pa kua’ - 131.
13 symbols - 136-7.
  Condition: Near fine, light rubbing to edges, some spotting to edges and first and last few pages.   Ref: 107995   Price: HK$ 6,500