Kwan, Simon: THE MUWEN TANG COLLECTION SERIES VOLUME 13: CHINESE MOTHER-OF-PEARL. Zhongguo Luodian. Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 13. Hong Kong, 2009. 4, 267 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x23 cm. Cloth.
Volume 13 in the Muwen Tang series is a welcome contribution to a field on which little has been published. Shows 101 fine examples of Chinese mother-of-pearl in the collection. The earlier items are predominantly made from mother-of-pearl itself, those from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (the majority of the examples) are mostly black lacquer boxes and bowls inlaid with exquisite mother-of-pearl designs. Illustrated throughout with full page colour plates. Preface, foreword, informative seven page synopsis and captions in English. Fuller text in Chinese. An excellent reference on the subject. Recommended.
Subjects: Lacquer Carvings
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 360 in printed List 194.
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