The publication's author, Thomas V. Litzenburg, Jr., Director of the Reeves Center for the Research and Exhibition of Porcelain and Paintings, was assisted in the compilation of the catalogue by Ann T. Bailey, Associate Director of the Reeves Center.
David S. Howard, one of the world's leading ceramic experts writes in the Preface: The Reeves Center is a rich resource for "all those who value the history, commercial acumen, painstaking art, and sheer romance of Chinese Export porcelain". In her review of the publication, Letitia Roberts, former Senior Vice President & Director of European Ceramics and Chinese Export Porcelain, Sotheby's, New York, said: "This is the book that Chinese Export porcelain collectors and admirers have been anticipating eagerly, ever since the extraordinary Reeves Collection came to their attention thirty years ago, and it has proved itself well worth the wait. Beautifully photographed and clearly designed, with the objects sensitively illustrated in proper scale, this book provides for the novice an excellent primer and for the well-read and committed collector or scholar, a well-organised compilation of often familiar and favourite landmark pieces newly described and serving to remind us of the versatility and eclecticism of Chinese Export porcelain from the late sixteenth through the nineteenth century. Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection promises to be the 'must have' collection catalogue of 2003 and should remain a source of pride both for the authors and for Washington and Lee University, which has had the vision to encourage and support this significant contribution to literature in the ceramics field."