19 June 2007
BUSHELL, Stephen W. Oriental Ceramic Art Illustrated by Examples from the Collection of W. T. Walters. New York: D. Appleton, 1897.
10 volumes, 2o (560 x 425 mm). Numerous mounted color plates, black and white illustrations in text. Original silk-backed decorated boards (some soiling). Provenance: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum (bookplate, library stamps).
LIMITED EDITION, one of 500 copies. William Thompson Walters was a well-known businessman who attained much of his wealth in the wholesale liquor trade, and his art collection, including the ceramics hightlighted in these volumes, became the basis of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. (10)
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