Pater Gratia Oriental Art

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Very few examples copying famille verte porcelains are known suggesting that there was a plentiful supply of Chinese originals and that there was therefore no gap in the market for the European decorators to fill. As Dutch and English decorators copied so few famille verte pieces it is tempting to allocate all the European decorated pieces which have a predominantly green palette to the famille verte style even though they may hardly resemble the Chinese originals. (Espir 2005, pp.97-102