Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG DEHUA YAO CIQI. Dehua Wares Collected by the Palace Museum. Beijing, 2016. 651 pp. Full page colour plates throughout both volumes. 2 vols. 29x29 cm. Boards.
Large and weighty two-volume work on Dehua wares - blanc-de-chine - held in the Gugong Palace Museum collection in Beijing. Shows 303 exquisite examples from the Gugong Palace Museum's little-known collection of these wares. Many examples here published for the first time. A wide variety of shapes and forms, including numerous figurines. Includes a very good amount of Ming and transitional material. The remainder (and majority) Qing. All examples published in full page colour, many in multiple views and with bases shown. Numerous pieces illustrated actual size. Preface, abstract of essay, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese. Excellent visual and research reference. The first comprehensive publication on the Gugong Museum's collection of blanc-de-chine and a major addition to the literature on the subject. Recommended. Rapidly went out-of-print due to interest by collectors in China and elsewhere.
Item 82 in List 204.
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