National Palace Museum: HUA SHI XIAN QING: PINWEI HUAQI YU SHENGHUO TEZHAN. Floral Art for Pleasure: Appreciation of Flower Vessels and Lifestyle. Taibei, 2019. 308 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 27x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a pleasing exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing Chinese vessels and vases made from bronze, ceramics, jade and other materials and used for floral displays. Also some paintings, books and other associated objects. The exhibits date from the late Neolithic and the Shang dynasty through to the Qing dynasty and into the 20th century. A very fine selection from the Museum's superb collection augmented by a number of Japanese items used for similar purposes. Provides insight into Chinese aesthetics, particularly that of the imperial court in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Illustrated throughout and with near dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Ceramics Jade
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 22 in printed List 196.
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