Guilin Bowuguan: GU CI FENGYUN: GUILIN BOWUGUAN CANG MINGDAI MEIPING SHANGXI. (The Style and Essence of Ancient Ceramics: Ming Dynasty Meiping Vases in the Collection of the Guilin Museum). Beijing, 2012. 158 pp. Numerous colour plates (a good number full page). B/w text plates. 29x22 cm. Cloth.
The majority of the vases shown were excavated from the tombs of the Princes of Jingjiang - a fiefdom in existence in the Guilin area during the Ming dynasty. 90 blue-and-white meiping plus 18 meiping with colour decoration are illustrated (some also showing close-up detail) and described. Unusual decoration and numerous styles abound, some unique. Divided into sections by design motif on the meiping: Dragon and Phoenix; Flower, Fish and Animals; Figures - and a final section on the 18 meiping with colour decoration. A very interesting work for both scholar and collector. Two page caption list and captions to illustrations in English. Main text in Chinese. Out-of-print and difficult to find.
Subjects: Ceramics Archaeology
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 69 in printed List 188.
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