Xi’an Qujiang Art Museum ed: DONGBOZHAI CANG MING WANLI HUANGJIA JINQI - YI WANLI XINCHOU (1601) NIAN WEI ZHONGXIN. (Ming Dynasty Wanli Imperial Gold - Including Objects Dated to the Year 1601). Beijing, 2014. 127 pp. Colour plates (many full page) throughout. 29x21 cm. Half cloth.
Illustrates an amazing collection of late Ming Wanli period gold jewellery and objects, many of which are dated 1601. The collection apparently was in Tianjin in the early 20th century and sold in 1920 to a Japanese collector. The collection was more recently bought by the Hong Kong collector, Peter Kwok, who founded the Qujiang Art Museum in Xi'an and subsequently donated this astonishing collection of gold to the museum. Much of the jewellery and objects are made from intricate filigree work and, of particular note amongst an exceptional group of objects, are gold filigree baskets adorned with gold flowers, gold filigree ruyi sceptres and intricate filigree boxes and stands. Illustrated throughout in colour. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Gold Jewelry and Silver
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 656 in printed List 194.
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