Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANGPIN DAXI: TAOCI BIAN 22: QING SHUNZHI KANGXI: (ER). Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Ceramics 22: Shunzhi (1644-1661) and Kangxi (1662-1722) Periods of Qing Dynasty (II). Gugong Bowuyuan Cangpin Daxi. Beijing, 2014. 318 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. Small colour text plates. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Volume 22 of a beautifully-produced large format series showing the highly-important Chinese ceramics collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. An in-depth and representative survey. This volume is Part 2 of an as yet unspecified number showing ceramics produced during the early Qing dynasty reigns of the Shunzhi and Kangxi emperors. This volume shows 200 very fine examples of Kangxi ceramics, both from the former Chinese imperial collection together with worthy pieces that have entered the collection since 1949. Continues the extensive coverage of Kangxi blue-and-white that began in Volume 21, together with some pieces also with underglaze red or in glazes of other colours. Includes some pieces with Ming dynasty basemarks. All 200 ceramics are illustrated in full page colour plates, some in multiple views and all basemarks are shown. Many superb objects. The smaller pieces are shown life-size, the larger ones life-size or near life-size. This allows true and full appreciation of these marvellous ceramics. Contains much previously-unpublished material. Dual texts in Chinese and English, including list of plates and captions to plates. A fine addition to the literature on the subject. Recommended.
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