Lam, Peter ed: DIE CAI: BAOYIZHAI CANG ZHONGGUO QIQI. Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer. Hong Kong, 2010. 247 pp. Numerous colour plates and numerous b/w text illustrations. 31x23 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Art Museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong showing Chinese lacquer from the collection of the late Hu Shih-chang. Fifty two fine examples dating from the Western Han to the Qing are illustrated in colour (many in multiple views) and described in detail. The large majority of the pieces are Ming or earlier. Interesting (and well-illustrated) accompanying essays by various authors including: Song Dynasty Mother-of-Pearl Lacquers and a Dish in the British Museum; On Chinese Tixi Lacquer; Carved Lacquer (and Further Observation on Carved Lacquer) of the Hongwu Period; Inscriptions on Ming Lacquer. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Item 387 in List 203.
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