Gugong Museum: GUGONG JINGDIAN: YIXING ZISHA TUDIAN. Classics of the Forbidden City: Yixing Zisha. Beijing, 2012. 288 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Large format publication showing 200 superb examples of Yixing wares in the collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing, many from the Qing court collection. This work very closely mirrors the catalogue and objects shown at a delightful and very sophisticated exhibition at the Gugong Museum in 2007. Comprises 10 objects from the Ming, 181 from the Qing and 9 contemporary Yixing items by modern masters donated to the Gugong. The majority of exhibits are, of course, yixing teapots, a number of which are glazed (the seldom-seen Yijun ware) and many bear inscriptions and designs. Also includes other Yixing objects such as tea canisters, brushpots, inkslabs, cups and water containers. Most of the objects have never previously been exhibited. Preface, foreword, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Fuller text in Chinese. Recommended. Now out-of-print and getting hard to find.
Item 66 in List 203.
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