Wang Shixiang: ZHONGGUO HULU. (Chinese Gourds). Shanghai, 1998. 333 pp. 188 illustrations, the majority in colour. 21x14 cm. Cloth.
A useful work by Wang Shixiang, who was an enthusiast of this minor, but widely-collected and interesting art. Discusses types of gourds, how they are moulded, the types of cricket kept when gourds are used as cricket cages etc. Well-illustrated with moulded and decorated examples dating from the early Qing dynasty through to the present day. In Chinese only.
Subjects: Scholar’s Studio Minor Arts
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 641 in printed List 195.
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