Fan Fengling: SHI LI HONG ZHUANG: ZHE DONG DIQU MINJIAN JIAZHUANG QIWU YANJIU. (Research into the Dowry Goods of Eastern Zhejiang Province). Beijing, 2012. 221 pp. Numerous colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Cloth.
A good contribution to a little-published subject. The dowry articles and objects shown are similar to those bestowed as bridal trousseau throughout rural China. As such this is a good visual reference. Not surprisingly, practically all the objects are an auspicious bright red colour, mostly lacquered wood and many with gilt decoration. Includes boxes, containers, mirror sets, chairs, washstands, intricately-carved beds, dishes and much more besides. The objects mostly date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Illustrated throughout. Text only in Chinese.
Available, as of: 12/02/2018
Was item 332 in printed List 190.
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