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Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration: Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain

Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration: Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain

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Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration: Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain

by Scott, Rosemary E

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Co-published by Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and School of Oriental & African Studies, 1992 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardover (with dust jacket); 24.2 x 31.4 cm; 1.253 Kg; 176 pages with various colour illustrations; Used book with sign of wear on the dust jacket and interior. Previous owner sticker glued to the front free endpaper, that also show a wear mark at the middle of the page. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. ; Joint exhibition from the Collections of the Percival David Foundation and CP Lin; “The year 1992 is very significant for the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. Not only does it mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Percival David, but it was also 40 years ago on 10th June 1952 that the Foundation opened to the public. We are celebrating these anniversaries in two ways. In view of all recent archaeological discoveries made at the site of the Imperial kiln at Jingdezhen, we are holding a colloquy on the subject of the Porcelains of Jingdezhen. We are also mounting the current exhibition Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration – Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelains, in the Foundation’s Lady David Gallery. We are particularly grateful to Mr C P Lin for his great generosity in lending so many of his own beautiful and rare pieces to this exhibition. It seems entirely fitting in this anniversary year that the Foundation should be mounting a joint exhibition with Mr C P Lin whose collecting is marked by a deep appreciation not only of the outstanding aesthetic qualities of Chinese porcelains, but also their great scholarly interest. This too was the approach taken by Sir Percival David, who taught himself to read the Chinese language specifically to facilitate his study of the vast body of literature written by Chinese scholars. It is significant too that the ceramic collections of both Mr C P Lin and Sir Percival David predominantly contain fine Imperial wares, and it is these porcelains reflecting as they do the tastes and interests of the Chinese court that form the major part of the current exhibition.” excerpt from the preface by M D MacWilliam, Director, School of Oriental Studies University of London, June, 1992..

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Bookseller
Jorge Welsh Books PT (PT)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Elegant Form and Harmonious Decoration: Four Dynasties of Jingdezhen Porcelain
Author
Scott, Rosemary E
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN 10
981003721X
ISBN 13
9789810037215
Publisher
Co-published by Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and School of Oriental & African Studies
Place of Publication
Singapore And London
Date Published
1992
Keywords
porcelain,jingdezhen,percival david,china,chinese porcelain,chinese ceramics
Bookseller catalogs
Asian Art; Collections and exhibitions; Chinese Ceramics;

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Jorge Welsh Books has been dealing in art reference books since 1999. What started as a platform for the distribution of publications by Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has now evolved into an established bookselling division. We focus in our fields of expertise, specifically cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan, with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. Our aim is to source and deliver relevant publications in the best possible condition to collectors and academics alike, while providing a high-quality, personalised service.

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