National Palace Museum: GUI SHI CHENXING: QING GONG CHUANSHI 12 ZHI 14 SHIJI QINGCI TEZHAN. Precious as the Morning Star: 12th-14th Century Celadons in the Qing Court Collection. Taibei, 2015. 351 pp. Colour plates, many full page, throughout. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a beautiful exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan showing 116 exquisite examples of Song and Yuan celadons that were in the Qing imperial collection. This exhibition is a follow-up to the 2011 exhibition 'Obtaining Refined Enjoyment: The Qianlong Emperor's Taste in Ceramics' and is a more research-oriented exhibition. That said, the exhibits are breathtaking. In sections: Ru Wares and the Northern Song Official Kilns (15 exhibits); Southern Song Official Kilns (51 exhibits); The Longquan Kilns (8); The Crackle of Celadon (42). All exhibits illustrated in full colour plates, nearly all in multiple views and some showing close-up detail. Near dual texts in Chinese and English other than the accompanying essays in Chinese which only have English abstracts.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 123 in printed List 188.
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