Suzhou Museum ed: SU GONG: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG MING QING SU ZUO WENWU ZHAN. Suzhou Crafts of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Palace Museum Collections. Beijing, 2016. 311 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 29x20 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Suzhou Museum showing 84 examples of Ming and Qing dynasty carved works of art made in Suzhou for the Chinese imperial court. The items of superb quality and craftsmanship demonstrating the renowned carving skills of Suzhou craftsmen in the late Ming dynasty and the Qing dynasty through to the Qianlong reign and with much Qianlong material shown. The focus is on orders and commissions for the imperial court. The exhibition in sections: Outstanding Skill; Impressing the Royal Family; Products of Imperial Orders; Special Orders for the Emperor. The objects loaned from the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing, the former imperial palace. Includes jades, lacquers, inkstones, bamboo and items in other materials. Prefaces, captions to plates and brief abstracts to essays in English. Main text in Chinese. Out-of-print and difficult to obtain.
Subjects: Art Carvings
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 618 in printed List 202.
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