Gugong Museum: DING CI YAJI: GUGONG BOWUYUAN ZHENCANG JI CHUTU DINGYAO CIQI HUICUI. Selection of Ding Ware: The Palace Museum's Collection and Archaeological Excavation. Beijing, 2012. 338 pp. 307 pp. full page colour plates. 28x22 cm. Wrappers.
An excellent and welcome contribution to the relatively sparse literature on Ding ware. This fine work with excellent photography shows 148 superb examples in the collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. The pieces are either from the former imperial collection or from archaeological excavations post-1949. Dated as follows: 13 Tang, 11 Late Tang/Five Dynasties, 7 Five Dynasties, 66 from the Northern Song, 26 Jin dynasty, 5 Yuan, 7 Ming and 13 Qing. All illustrated in full page colour plates and in multiple views including bases. Introduction, abstract to essay, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. A prime reference. Recommended.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 60 in printed List 188.
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