Gugong Museum: GONGTING ZHENBAO. Treasures of Imperial Court. Complete Collection of Treasures Gugong, 57. Shanghai, 2004. 251 pp. c. 300 colour plates. Colour text illustrations. 29x22 cm. Boards.
A quite extraordinary assembly of 222 objects from the collection of the Gugong Museum. The objects are loosely grouped under the category of 'Treasures' which here covers a broad range of objects in a wide range of media. Includes jewellery, head-dresses, court costumes, hairpins, jewel-encrusted swords, gold Buddhist pagodas, gold statues, jade massage implements, gold ewers and cups, lapis lazuli elephants, gold seals, censers. Many of the objects are extremely ornate and all date from the Qing dynasty. All are illustrated in colour and include views of close-up detail. Much previously unpublished. Captions in English, otherwise Chinese text.
Subjects: Jewelry and Silver Gold
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 81 in printed List 195.
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