Gugong Museum comp; Zhao Congyue ed: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG SHENDETANG KUAN CIQI. Porcelains with Inscriptions of Shendetang Collected by the Palace Museum. Beijing, 2014. 346 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Shows 81 superb examples of Chinese ceramics bearing 'Shendetang' base marks. Shendetang was the preferred residence in Yuanmingyuan of the Daoguang Emperor (reigned 1820-1850) and all but 4 of the ceramics date from the Daoguang reign, the remaining four being Guangxu and Republic period imitations. All the ceramics are held in the collection of the Gugong Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing and many are from the former imperial collection. Illustrated throughout in colour. A good visual reference on this particular type of Qing dynasty ceramic. One page introduction, list of plates and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Item 56 in List 203.
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