National Palace Museum: HEGUANG TICAI: GUGONG CANG QI. Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colours: Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum. Taibei, 2008. 200 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
A fine work discussing and illustrating 200 of the finest Chinese lacquers in the museum's collection, all from the former imperial Chinese collection. Focusses mainly on Ming and Qing dynasty lacquers and includes previously-unpublished examples. In addition, this work is of much interest due to its study of major stylistic movements in Chinese lacquer carving. The book has the following chapters: Prologue: Sung and Yuan Dynasty Lacquerware; The Yung-Hsuan Stylistic Lineage; The Chia-Wan Stylistic Lineage; The Ch'ien-lung Stylistic Lineage; The Revival of Private Lacquerware in the Late Ch'ing and early Republic. Prefaces, introductions to each section and list of plates in English. Main text in Chinese. A good contribution to the literature on the subject based on the world's finest collection of Chinese lacquer.
Available, as of: 10/08/2020
Was item 556 in printed List 199.
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