catalogue cover of Rococo Exotic, depicting blue and gold mounted porcelain vase
Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East

In mid-eighteenth-century France, elaborately mounted Asian porcelains were the height of fashion. More Far Eastern porcelains with gilt bronze mounts were produced in the period between 1740 and 1760 than at any other point in European history, and Paris was the center of this phenomenon. Drawing on prints, books, and other objects, this catalogue, published in connection with the exhibition on display at the Frick Collection from March 6 to September 9, 2007, explored the fascination with the exotic that lies at the heart of the rococo.


Kristel Smentek

Introduction by Colin B. Bailey


The Frick Collection

52 pages, color illustrations
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