Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANGPIN DAXI: TAOCI BIAN 23: QING SHUNZHI KANGXI: (SAN). Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Ceramics 23: Qing Shunzhi and Kangxi: Part 3. Gugong Bowuyuan Cangpin Daxi. Beijing, 2013. 326 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 200 small colour text plates. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Volume 23 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 3 of an as yet unspecified number showing ceramics produced during the early Qing dynasty reigns of the Shunzhi and Kangxi emperors. Comprises 200 marvellous monochromes produced during these two reigns. Six are from the Shunzhi reign, the remaining 194 are all Kangxi period! Comparison with the volume on Ming and Qing monochromes in the 'Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum' (Gugong Zhencang) series (until now the most comprehensive coverage of such ceramics in the Gugong collection) shows no Shunzhi examples and 'only' 44 Kangxi pieces. All the ceramics are here illustrated in full page colour plates and with some pieces also shown in close-up detail, mostly bases and base marks. Many superb objects with numerous examples from the Qing imperial collection. Much unpublished material. The smaller objects are shown life-size, the larger ones life-size or near life-size. This allows true and full appreciation of these marvellous objects. Dual texts in Chinese and English, including list of plates and captions to plates.
Item 33 in List 203.
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