National Palace Museum Southern Branch: YANGFAN WANLI: RIBEN YIWANLI CIQI TEZHAN. Sailing the High Seas: A Special Exhibition of Imari Porcelain Wares. Taibei, 2015. 351 pp. Colour plates throughout. 31x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a loan exhibition that will last three years at the National Palace Museum Southern Branch comprising 161 extremely fine examples of Japanese Imari porcelain from the collection of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics in Osaka. Also includes 13 examples of Imari porcelain from the National Palace Museum collection that were in the Qing imperial court collection. Also shows Imari wares exported to Europe. The exhibition in a number of sections: Imari; Conspicuous Consumption; Banquet Tableware; Palace Decorations; Diplomatic Gifts. As we can find no instance of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, holding an exhibition of Imari wares, it is probable that a good number of these pieces have not been previously exhibited. All illustrated in full colour, many objects being shown in multiple views, and well described. Introductions and essays accompany. Near dual texts in Chinese and English. A very good addition to the literature on the subject.
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 129 in printed List 188.
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