Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG MINGCHU QINGHUACI. (An Exhibition of Early Ming Blue-and-White Porcelain in the Collection of the Gugong Museum, Beijing). Beijing, 2002. 399 pp. Colour plates throughout. 2 vols. 29x22 cm. Cloth.
Catalogue of an important exhibition held in the Forbidden City Gugong Museum in Beijing showing 213 superb examples of Hongwu, Yongle and Xuande blue-and-white porcelains, along with some later imitations of these wares. This two volume work has fine colour plates throughout, with many of the porcelains being depicted in multiple shots, including bases, interiors and close-up detail. An excellent survey that demonstrates the depth of the Gugong Museum holdings, as many of these pieces have never previously been exhibited. Indeed, we were told that the pieces came from storerooms that had been unopened for decades. Text in Chinese. Now out-of-print and difficult to find.
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 388 in printed List 198.
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