National Palace Museum; Ts’ai Ho-pi ed: GUGONG CHENGHUA CIQI JINGXUAN. Essential Collection of Cheng-hua porcelain ware from the National Palace Museum. Taibei, 2017. 335 pp. Illustrated throughout with colour plates. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
A well-illustrated study of the famed Ming dynasty Chenghua ceramics in the National Palace Museum in Taibei. A total of 206 ceramics are illustrated, of which 162 pieces are designated as Chenghua, the majority described as 'mark and period of Chenghua', the rest 'Chenghua period'. These 162 ceramics may well be a catalogue raisonne of the Chenghua ceramics in the National Palace Museum. The remaining 44 ceramics are later examples from the Ming and Qing dynasties emulating Chenghua porcelains. All the ceramics are illustrated in colour and in multiple views. Prefaces, list of contents, list of plates, captions to plates in English plus a 15 page essay in English: Ts'ai: Chenghua Porcelain in Historical Context. Main text in Chinese.
Item 187 in List 204.
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