National Palace Museum: YOUSE YU WENSHI: MINGDAI QINGHUA CI. Ming Underglaze Blue Porcelains: Decorative Motifs and Glazes. Taibei, 2016. 319 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 29x29 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing 81 superb and varied examples of predominantly blue-and-white Ming dynasty ceramics from the Museum's wonderful collection. The ceramics are from reigns across the Ming dynasty and bear a wide variety of designs and motifs. All well-illustrated and described. Also discusses the various and varied shapes and forms of the ceramics and their origins. Main text in Chinese but there is a good amount of informative English text on the designs and motifs in the detailed captions to the plates. Also prefaces and lists of plates in English. A useful work.
Subjects: Ceramics Symbolism and Designs
Item 194 in List 204.
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