Chinese Lockset Cultural Research Association comp: ZHONGGUO GU SUO TUPU. Atlas of Chinese Ancient Locksets. Shenyang, 2014. 313 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Boards.
Illustrates 277 ancient Chinese locks dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD onwards through the Sui, Tang, Song, Liao and Jin dynasties to the Yuan. The locks seems to be held by three private Chinese collectors. The locks are of the type that would have been used to secure the doors of houses and the doors and lids on furniture and boxes. Illustrated throughout in colour, many locks being shown in multiple views and in close-up detail.
The only focussed contribution on this subject. Near dual texts in Chinese and English - the English translations leaving a little to be desired. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Metalwork Furniture
Available, as of: 12/02/2018
Was item 305 in printed List 189.
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