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2023 ANTIQUES: CHINESE ARTS AUCTION RECORDS 2022.1.1-2022.12.31
2023 Gudong Paimai Nianjian 2023 古董拍賣年鑑.

Addiss, Stephen:
- A JAPANESE ECCENTRIC: THE THREE ARTS OF MURASE TAIITSU
- JAPANESE PAINTINGS 1600-1900 FROM THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART

AFANG GONG KAOGU FAXIAN YU YANJIU
(Archaeological Discoveries and Research on the Afang Gong Palace) 阿房宮考古發現與研究.

Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum:
- CERAMICS IN NAGANO
The Living Art of Earth and Fire in the Mountains

Ako City Museum of History:
- TOKAIDO YOTSU KAIDAN AS SEEN IN BROCADE PRINTS

Ako Municipal Museum of Art:
- SUZUKI HYAKUNEN AND SUZUKI SHONEN
Artists Who Journeyed to Ako

Alber, Zofia-Maria:
- JAPANISCHE HOLZSCHNITTE AUS DEM NATIONALMUSEUM IN KRAKAU

Arapova, T:
- KITAISKII FARFOR V SOBRANII ERMITAJA...
(Chinese Porcelains in the Hermitage Collection: Late 14th - First Third of the 18th Century)

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria:
- UKIYO-E: GLIMPSES INTO THE FLOATING WORLD

Art Gallery of New South Wales:
- HANGA

Art Institute of Chicago; Wang Tao ed:
- MIRRORING CHINA'S PAST

Art Museum, Chinese University HK:
- JINYAO FENGHUA: MENGDIE XUAN CANG ZHONGGUO GUDAI JIN SHI
Radiant Legacy: Ancient Chinese Gold from the Mengdiexuan Collection 金曜風華 : 夢蝶軒藏中國古代金飾.

Asahi Shinbun:
- SHIN MANSHUKOKU YORAN: SHASHIN TO KAISETSU
(An Illustrated and Explanatory Guide to the New Manchukuo) 新滿洲國。寫真之解說.

Asia-Pacific Exposition Fukuoka '89:
- ROADS TO KYUSHU COMMUNICATION IN KYUSHU

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco:
- NAGASAKI AND YOKOHAMA PRINTS FROM THE RICHARD GUMP COLLECTION

Ataka Collection:
- ATAKA KOREKUSHION MEITO TEN - KORYO JICHO
(Exhibition of Korean Ceramics from the Ataka Collection)

- ATAKA KOREKUSHON RICHO MEIHIN TEN 1979
(Famous Korean Ceramics (Yi Period) from the Ataka Collection)

Avitabile, Gunhild:
- EARLY MASTERS

Ayers, John:
- THE BAUR COLLECTION - JAPANESE CERAMICS

Ayers, John et al:
- PORCELAIN FOR PALACES


GGM155
Gugong Museum ed: PU TIAN TONG QING: QINGDAI WANSHOU SHENGDIAN. The World Rejoices as One: Celebrating Imperial Birthdays in the Qing Dynasty. 普天同慶 : 清代萬壽盛典. Beijing, 2015. 411 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 1 foldout. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
GBP 350.00
Large and weighty catalogue of an amazing exhibition exploring the sumptuous birthday celebrations and associated rituals, gifts and tributes to the emperors and empresses throughout the Qing dynasty up to and including the Guangxu emperor and dowager empress Cixi.
  The exhibition was in six sections: Attaining Longevity Together; Birthday Celebrations in the Capital; Reverently Presenting Birthday Gifts; Birthday Celebrations in the Grand Hall; Sumptuous Banquets; Auspicious Birthday Operas. Whilst the exhibition covered imperial birthday celebrations throughout the Qing dynasty, there was a focus on the celebrations of emperors and empresses who had attained their 60th and 80th birthdays - both highly auspicious anniversaries.
  Many of the exhibits (over 500!) were quite extraordinary, of the highest quality, and rarely-seen before. A huge 16 panel double-sided screen (with calligraphy by the emperors sons and embroidery) commissioned for the Kangxi Emperors 60th birthday (painstakingly restored for this exhibition), gifts produced with the rarest and finest materials, birthday robes and gowns, theatre costumes and many associated objects decorated with auspicious emblems and symbols.
  Amongst many highlights was a 40 metre long and hugely-detailed scroll painting showing street celebrations for the Kangxi emperor's 60th birthday. The scroll begins at the gates of the Garden of Everlasting Spring (Changchunyuan at Yuanmingyuan) and follows the route of the emperor's procession and ends at the north Gate of Military Prowess (Shenwu Men) of the Forbidden City. This scroll painting formed the basis for the woodblock-printed book 'Wanshou Shengdian Tu'. The exhibition also had numerous other superb and rarely-seen paintings including 'Twenty-Seven Elders Travelling to the Fragrant Hills' and full length imperial birthday portraits. Much Kangxi, Qianlong and late 19th century material. All illustrated in fine colour plates.
  A number of essays accompany which explore various aspects of the birthday rituals and celebrations and there is a detailed chronology of the complex celebrations organized for the 80th birthday of the empress dowager Chongqing, the mother of the Qianlong emperor.
 Foreword, introductions to sections, abstracts to essays and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
  An excellent visual and research reference on an important aspect of Qing court life which can be extrapolated to such celebrations throughout Chinese imperial history.
  This catalogue has proved highly difficult to source. As with another superb exhibition catalogue of an important Gugong exhibition in 2015, it would appear that nearly all of the edition of this catalogue was retained to present as official gifts to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Gugong Museum. We have managed to obtain just a couple of copies.
Subjects: Court Life Painting
Item 359 in List 210.
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