Art Museum, Chinese University HK: JIXIA MINGDAO: HUAIHAI TANG CANG MINGDAI ZHONG WAN QI GUANYAO CIQI. Enlightening Elegance: Imperial Porcelain of the Mid to Late Ming: The Huaihaitang Collection. Hong Kong, 2012. 395 pp. Numerous full page colour plates and colour text plates. 31x25 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of a fine exhibition at the Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, showing 128 Chinese imperial ceramics dating from the Zhengtong (1436-1449) to Wanli (1573-1620) reigns. The majority of the exhibits are Jiajing (1522-1566) and Wanli examples. The ceramics come from the collection of Anthony Cheung. All the ceramics are illustrated in full page colour plates, the majority in multiple views and all base marks are shown. Interesting essays accompany: Weng: Recurring Islamic Influence on Zhengde Imperial Porcelain Designs; Jin: From the Zhengde Blue and White Al-Kalimah Al-Tayyibah Table Screens Found in Dongsi Mosque; Wan: Grotto-Heaven in West Park: Daoist Motifs on Jiajing Imperial Porcelains; Wang: The Changing System of Imperial Kilns and the Imperial Kiln Production Chronology during the Jiajing and Wanli Reigns. Near dual texts in Chinese and English, the Chinese text (particularly the essays) being more detailed. An excellent catalogue.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 21 in printed List 188.
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