Chen Wenzeng ed: ZHONGGUO DING YAO. (China's Ding Kiln). Shijiazhuang, 2014. 379; 327 pp. 240 pp. colour plates and numerous colour text plates. 2 vols. 29x21 cm. Boards.
Large two-volume work exploring the history and output of China's famous Ding kiln, famous for its white wares. Illustrated with superb examples from museums in mainland China and Taiwan dating from the Five Dynasties and Northern and Southern Song dynasties when the kiln was at the peak of its achievement. A broad selection of sherds excavated at the kiln site are also shown, plus (and perhaps usefully) fine contemporary examples of products from the Ding kilns, many in the style of older pieces. All text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 37 in printed List 188.
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