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Zhang Ming: BIAN WU: GUAN ZUO ZHUANSHU KUAN DE XUANDE LU. (The Discernment of Objects: Official Xuande Incense Burners with Seal Script Basemarks). Beijing, 2021. 208 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 34x25 cm. Half cloth.
Beautifully-produced catalogue of an exhibition held at Wenzhou Museum in China, presumably in 2021. The 32 bronzes bearing seal script basemarks come from the collections of members of the Ming and Qing Xuande Incense Burners Collectors Society. The majority previously unpublished. Illustrated throughout with excellent photography. All bronzes shown in their entirety and in multiple close-up views including, of course, bases and marks. The bronzes are shown near life-size, actual size or slightly larger than life. Text in Chinese. Very difficult to obtain and already out-of-print.
Subjects: Bronzes Scholar’s Studio
Item 15 in List 203.
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