Gugong Museum ed: TIANXIA LONGQUAN: LONGQUAN QINGCI YU QUANQIUHUA: JUAN YI: QIANNIAN LONGQUAN; JUAN ER: GUOJIA GONGQI. Longquan of the World: Longquan Celadon and Globalization: Vol I: A History of Thousands of Years; Vol II: State Vessels. Beijing, 2019. 368; 367 pp. A total of 398 pp. colour plates (many full page) throughout both volumes. Colour text illustrations. 2 vols. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Two-volume catalogue produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Gugong Museum in Beijing surveying the history of Longquan celadons throughout the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties. Volume One is entitled: A History of Thousands of Years; Volume Two: State Vessels. In addition to being a comprehensive survey of these lovely ceramics, the exhibition examined such subjects as the links between the Longquan kilns and the imperial court, the influence of Jingdezhen on Longquan ceramics, in particular, the shapes of Longquan celadons. Over 800 beautiful and interesting exhibits loaned from numerous museums in China and abroad. Includes numerous unpublished examples from the Gugong Museum's excellent collection shown for comparison alongside reconstructed examples excavated from the Longquan kilns. Illustrated throughout both volumes. List of contents, introductions, abstracts to essays and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. An important contribution to the subject and an excellent visual study reference.
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 385 in printed List 201.
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