Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANGPIN DAXI: TAOCI BIAN 24: QING SHUNZHI KANGXI: (SI). Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum: Ceramics 24: Shunzhi (1644-1661) and Kangxi (1662-1722) Periods of Qing Dynasty (IV). Gugong Bowuyuan Cangpin Daxi. Beijing, 2014. 318 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. Small colour text plates. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
Volume 24 in this excellent series showing the highly-important Chinese ceramics collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. An in-depth and representative survey. This volume is Part 4 of an as yet unspecified number showing porcelains produced during the early Qing dynasty reigns of the Shunzhi and Kangxi emperors and shows a further 200 marvellous examples, this time with wucai (polychrome) and doucai (contrasting colour) decoration. Nineteen are Shunzhi period, the remaining 181 are Kangxi. All illustrated in full page colour plates and with some pieces also shown in close-up detail. 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 objects. The majority of the pieces are worthy examples which have entered the collection since 1949 but there are also examples from the former Chinese imperial collection. Dual texts in Chinese and English, including list of plates and captions to plates.
Contains much unpublished material. A fine addition to the literature on the subject. Recommended.
Item 34 in List 203.
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