Gugong Museum: GUAN YAO CIQI. The Guan Kilns. Beijing, 2016. 309 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
89 perfect examples of guan wares dating from the Southern Song (34) with later imitations from the Ming and Qing dynasties (55) are here shown together with a total of 76 excavated and reconstructed examples dating from the Southern Song and held in the collections of the Southern Song Guan Kiln Museum, the Hangzhou Historical Museum and the Zhejiang Provincial Museum. The majority of the 89 perfect examples are from the Qing Court Collection and held in the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing. All examples published in full page colour, many in multiple views and with bases and basemarks shown. Numerous pieces illustrated actual size or near actual size. Preface, list of contents, abstracts of essays, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Excellent visual and research reference and a good addition to the literature on the subject.
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Was item 24 in printed List 189.
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