Ayers, John: CHINESE AND JAPANESE WORKS OF ART. In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen. London, 2016. 1296 pp. 2400 colour plates. 3 vols. 30x24 cm. Cloth.
The Royal Collection includes some of the most historic examples of eastern art in the western world. Over 2000 items are distributed among royal residences in England and Scotland and present a rich cross-section of porcelain, jade, lacquer and other works of art produced in China and Japan and brought here over a period of several centuries. Given the care with which later inventories of the Royal Collection were complied, the history of individual pieces may often be traced in detail. A striking feature of the collection is the mounting in the 18th and 19th centuries of many objects in gilt-bronze. Many of the objects of superb quality and published here for the first time.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 23 in printed List 188.
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