Ko, Dorothy: THE SOCIAL LIFE OF INKSTONES. Artisans and Scholars in Early Qing China. Seattle, 2017. xii, 1, 315 pp. Colour and b/w text illustrations. 25x17 cm. Cloth.
A welcome study on inkstones. Examines imperial workshops in the Forbidden City, the duan stone quarries in Guangdong, commercial workshops in Suzhou and collectors and connoisseurs. Highlights the craftswoman, Gu Erniang, who produced fine carved inkstones from the 1680s to the 1730s. Detailed and erudite.
Subjects: Scholar’s Studio
Can be ordered in, as of: 12/02/2018
Was item 7 in printed List 188.
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