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Jones, Owen, 1809-1874. / Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections.
(1867)

Preface,   pp. [3]-[4]


Page [3]


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PREFACE.
THE late war in China, and the Ti-ping rebellion, by the destruction and
sack-
ing of many public buildings, has caused the introduction to Europe of a
great number of truly magnificent works of Ornamental Art, of a character
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whclch had been rarely seen betore that period, and wnicn are remarKaule,
not only for the perfection and skill shown in the technical processes, but
also for the beauty and harmony of the colouring, and general perfection
of
the ornamentation.
In the following Plates I have gathered together as great a variety of
these new styles of Ornament as have come within my reach, and I trust
that no important phase of this Art has escaped me.
I have had the advantage of access to the National Collection at South
Kensington and the unrivalled collection of Alfred Morrison, Esq., of Fonthill,
who has secured the finest specimens from time to time, as they have
appeared in this country. From the collection of Louis Huth, Esq., exhibited
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