Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts from the Palace Museum Collection; Gugong Museum ed: YUWAI SHENGONG: GUGONG BOWUGUAN CANG HENDUSITAN YUQI. Exotic Ingenuity: The Hindustan Jades from the Palace Museum Collection. Beijing, 2018. 135 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x22 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artefacts, an offshoot of the Gugong Palace Museum in the city of Xiamen, China. The exhibition showed 50 examples of 17-19th century Hindustan jades from the Mughal Empire, India and Central Asia which were in the Qing court collection. An excellent and very fine selection, many of the jades being Islamic in form and style. Whilst the Hindustan and Islamic jades in the National Palace in Museum in Taibei have been well documented and exhibited, this is the first focussed exhibition of such jades from the Gugong Palace Museum collection in Beijing. All illustrated in colour, many in multiple views and described. Near dual texts in English and Chinese, a somewhat fuller text in Chinese. Hard to obtain.
Available, as of: 20/09/2021
Was item 445 in printed List 201.
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