THE CURATOR OF THE BUTLER COLLECTION
Katharine Butler is an Art Historian and Entrepreneur. She studied Art History at Edinburgh University, but chose to pursue a business career in Eastern Europe following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. She founded and ran several consumer goods companies in the Czech Republic most of which she had successfully sold by 2019 when she started focussing on writing a catalogue raisonné of the Butler Collection with Dr Teresa Canepa. In the last decade, she has been actively collecting Chinese porcelain.
Part 1 of the recording of the KVVAK-seminar of November 26th 2022 includes two lectures on the Butler collection by Katharine Butler and Dr Teresa Canepa
Coinciding with the publication of their book, “Leaping the Dragon Gate, The Sir Michael Butler Collection of 17th-century Chinese Porcelain”, Dr Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler, daughter of the collector, discuss new research into this fascinating and now highly admired period.
LEAPING THE DRAGON GATE
THE SIR MICHAEL BUTLER COLLECTION OF 17th-CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAIN
Teresa Canepa and Katharine Butler
This impressive book is more than a catalogue raisonné of the world famous collection assembled by British diplomat Sir Michael Butler (1927–2013)
It is the history of 17th-century Chinese porcelain told and illustrated by his comprehensive collection and includes a vast amount of new research into the iconography, production dates and markets of the porcelain. In 576 pages, it includes the story of how the collection was made, a chronological study of the porcelain as well as maps and tables showing the kiln sites, important shipwrecks and all known dated porcelain from the period. With over 1000 illustrations, it is a worth testimony to Sir Michael’s incredible depth of knowledge and his contribution to research in this field.
Hardback £ 175 / €200