Gugong Museum ed: GE CI YAJI: GUGONG BOWUYUAN ZHENCANG JI CHUTU GEYAO CIQI HUICUI. Selection of Ge Ware: The Palace Museum and Archaeological Discoveries. Beijing, 2017. 399 pp. Full page colour plates and colour text plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Produced to accompany a wonderful exhibition at the Gugong Museum in Beijing showing 160 examples of Ge crackle-glaze wares, one of the Five Great Wares. Includes both superb intact examples from the collection of the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing together with excavated and reconstructed pieces for purposes of comparison and study. 109 of the exhibits date from the Southern Song. The remaining 51 are later imitations from the Ming (15) and Qing (36) dynasties. In three main sections: Heirloom Ge Wares, Unearthed Ge Wares and Ge (or Guan) Type Wares; The Association between Ge Wares, the Laohudong Kilns and the Longquan Kilns; The Influence of Ge Wares on Ceramics of Later Periods. Introductions and essays accompany. All the exhibits are illustrated in colour, in multiple views including bases and basemarks and fully described. Forewords, list of contents, list of plates, captions and abstracts to essays in English. Main text in Chinese. An excellent addition to the literature on the subject with much previously-unpublished material and a valuable study reference.
Subjects: Ceramics Archaeology
Available, as of: 01/09/2019
Was item 369 in printed List 196.
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