a short history of the China trade

Edmund de Waal (1964 - )

58 porcelain vessels, some with gilding, and 4 gilded porcelain shards in an aluminium, wood and plexiglass vitrine

2016

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    Country: China
    City: Beijing
    Place: British Embassy
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    Title
    a short history of the China trade
    Date
    2016
    Medium
    58 porcelain vessels, some with gilding, and 4 gilded porcelain shards in an aluminium, wood and plexiglass vitrine
    Dimensions
    height: 170 cm, width: 120 cm, depth: 14 cm
    Acquisition
    Commissioned by the Government Art Collection with the generous support of Rosamund Brown in memory of her husband, Charles H Brown; The Rothschild Foundation; The Sackler Trust and with assistance from Madeleine Bessborough, New Art Centre, 2016
    Provenance
    The artist, commissioned 2016
    GAC number
    18690