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30 Objects 30 Insights Gardiner Museum
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30 Objects 30 Insights Gardiner Museum

by Gotlieb, Rachel and Tsoumis, Karine (editors)

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Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, 2014 Book. As New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. English text; Paperback; 20.6 x 25.1 cm; 0.965 Kg; 208 pages with colour illustrations.; New book showing only signs of shelf wear.; Richly illustrated, 30 Objects 30 Insigths highlights the renowned collection at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, which has grown to become one of the world's great specialty museums of ceramic art. The book focuses upon 30 outstanding objects that reflect the temporal and geographical breadth of the Museum's collection, as well as the university of the medium it celebrates. The Gardiner Museum invited leading curators, scholars, collectors, dealers, critics and artists to share their insight and expertise to tell the story of why ceramics matter in everyday life throughout history. Featuring pieces by such illustrious names as Meissen, Sèvres, Chelsea, Marc Chagall, Betty Woodman, Greg Payce and Shary Boyle, this book offers a fascinating look into one of the world's great… Read More
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300 treasures: Chinese Porcelain in the Wallenstein, Schwarzenberg & Lichnowsky Family...
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300 treasures: Chinese Porcelain in the Wallenstein, Schwarzenberg & Lichnowsky Family Collections

by Suchomel, Filip

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Umprum, Academy of Arts and, Architecture & Design in Prague, 2015 Book. New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket); 25.3 x 31.9 cm; 3.1 kg; 510 pages with colour illustrations, decorative endpapers. Includes ribbon bookmark.; STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.; Chinese porcelain ware is contained in many major art collections worldwide. The Czech Republic also has interesting collections, which, however, have not previously been very well known to the wider public. The boom in the trade of Chinese porcelain is linked to the discovery of the trade routes to China in the 16th century. Porcelain then became a popular artistic item that adorned the residences of the richest aristocrats in other European countries, as well as in our country during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II. Chinese porcelain can be found in a number of Czech castle and palace collections. The largest of these are mainly gathered in the former Waldstein, Schwarzenberg and Lichnowsky dominions. This… Read More
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Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection
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Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection

by Bunker, Emma C.; White, Julia M.; So., Jenny F

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University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 1999 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. English and Chinese text.; Paperback; 23 x 30.5 cm; 1.6 Kg; 327 pages with colour illustrations throughout..; Signs of wear on the exterior. Edgewear. Minor signs of wear on the interior, with some pages slightly bent on the bottom.; Catalogue from the exhibition held at University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong from the 13 March 1999 to 11 August 1999.; Exhibition presentation from the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong: The Mengdiexuan Collection is a private collection in Hong Kong. On display were about 250 exquisite and important items of Chinese personal ornaments. The artefacts date from the Shang (1600-1100 B.C.) to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). This was the largest exhibition of ancient Chinese ornaments ever held in Hong Kong. Among the exhibits, about 110 objects were included in a previous travelling exhibition "Adornment for Eternity"… Read More
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Antique Works of Art from Benin, collected by Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers
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Antique Works of Art from Benin, collected by Lieutenant-General Pitt Rivers

by Pitt Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane-Fox

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Printed Privately, 1900 Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English text.; Hardcover (blue gilt decorated cloth).; 25 x 31.5 cm; 1.5 kg; 100 pages with 389 illustrations, each with captions.; Used book with signs of wear on the exterior, including scratches and scuffs. Wear marks on spine, which is slightly faded on the bottom and as a P written with a black marquer. Interior in good condition apart from minor yellowing throughout. Good readable copy.; The design on the binding of this volume is a fac-simili of that on a tablet of Kimmeridge shale found by Lieut.-General Pitt-Rivers in the Romano-British Village at Rotherley near Rushmore, 1887.; Catalogue with Works of Art from Benin, West Africa, obtained by the punitive expedition in 1987, and now at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom..
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Archaeological Finds from Pre-Qin Sites in Guangdong
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Archaeological Finds from Pre-Qin Sites in Guangdong

by Lam, Peter Y.K (editor)

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Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1984 Book. Good. Soft cover. Chinese and English text; Paperback; 21.2 x 28.1 cm; 1.142 Kg; 299 pages with black and white (mainly) and colour illustrations; Signs of wear on the front cover, spine and back cover. Some yellowing throughout; Catalogue for the "Exhibition of Archaeological Finds from the Pre-Qin Sites in Guangdong" jointly organized by the Guangdong Provincial Museum and the Art Gallery of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "The exhibits contributed by the Guangdong Provincial Museum to the present exhibition are all drawn from archaeological finds in the last thirty years. Most of the major dwelling and burial sites have been included, especially the site at Shishia of Maba town, Qujiang county, said to have heralded a new era in Neolithic archaeology in Guangdong, is represented by no least than eighteen items. The exhibits from Hong Kong are primarily selected from local excavations, supplemented by a few examples of… Read More
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Archaeological Finds from Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong
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Archaeological Finds from Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong

by Lam, Peter (editor)

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Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1983 Book. Good. Soft cover. Chinese and English text; Paperback; 21.5 x 28.2 cm; 1.076 Kg; 261 pages with black and white (mainly) and colour illustrations; ISBN: 962-7101-01-10; Signs of wear on the front cover, spine and back cover. Minor yellowing throughout; No writing or highlighting inside; Catalogue from the "Exhibition of Archaeological Finds from Han Tombs at Guangzhou and Hong Kong", jointly organized by the Guangzhou Museum and the Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The exhibits contributed by the Guangzhou Museum to the present exhibition are drawn entirely from archaeological finds in the last thirty years, including some latest materials as yet to be published.; "The exhibits from Hong Kong are primarily selected from the objects found in the Han tomb at Lizhengwu (Li Cheng Uk). These are supplemented by objects excavated in Guangzhou prior to 1949, including a selection from the former collection of… Read More
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The Art and Influence of Japan
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The Art and Influence of Japan

by Impey, Oliver (foreword)

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Apollo Magazine, 1991 Book. Good. Soft cover. English text.; Paperback.; 21 x 26 cm; 0.2 kg.; Unpaginated with colour illustrations throughout.; Used with signs of wear on the exterior and interior.; Catalogue from the loan exhibition arranged by The British Antique Dealers' Association held at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 12th - 22nd June 1992 which included pieces from: Her Majesty the Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Victoria and Albert Museum, Chiddingstone Castle in Kent and also pieces from members of the The British Antique Dealers' Association.; "It is to be hoped the theme of this year's Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 'The Art and Influence of Japan', illuminates and increases our knowledge of Japanese art from the early years of Buddhist iconography, though the restraint of the kakemono, to the magnificent technical achievements of the lacquer and metal workers in later and more recent times." excerpt from the introductory text by Roger… Read More
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Arts of Asia May-June 2009 Volume 39 Number 3
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Arts of Asia May-June 2009 Volume 39 Number 3

by Nguyet, Tuyet (editor)

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Arts of Asia Publications, Hong Kong, 2009 Magazine. Good. Soft cover. English text; Paperback magazine; 23 x 30 cm; 0.654 Kg; 152 pages with illustrations. Used with signs of wear. Edgeworn.; Main theme: Sir Percival David Collection at the British Museum.; Includes: New at the British Museum: The Sir Percival David Collection in the Sir Joseph Hotung Centre for Ceramic Studies by Jan Stuart; Sir Joseph Hotung: A Benefactor's Perspective by Carol Michaelson; The Percival David Collection: Towards a History of Acquisitions by Stacey Pierson; Some Notable Tang to Song Dynasty Ceramics in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art by Rose Kerr; Sir Percival David's Yuan Dynasty Ceramics by Rosemary Scott; A New Concept for a Classic Collection: The Ming Ceramics in the Sir Percival David Collection at the British Museum by Jessica Harrison-Hall; Qing Imperial Porcelain ang Glass by Regina Krahl; Beyond Orientalism: Works Inspired by Islamic Art by Lucien de Guise; 20th-21st Century Artists… Read More
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Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

by Edited by Corrigan, Karina H.; Campen, Jan van; and Diercks, Femke with Blyberg, Janet C.

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2015 Book. New. Soft cover. 1st Edition. English text; Rijksmuseum edition; Paperback; 356 pages; 22.5 x 30.8 cm; 1.83 Kg; STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC.; Catalogue from the exhibitions held at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands from October 2015 to January 2016 and at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts from February to June 2016.; In the Golden Age, Dutch merchants shipped countless treasures from Asia to Amsterdam, enriching both increasingly prosperous Dutch households and the imagination of artists and craftspeople. Made of special, precious materials and adorned with intriguing exotic patterns no one had ever seen before, the Asian treasures caused a sensation. Fine white porcelain with blue designs from China, lacquer work from Japan, gems from India, silk fabrics and textiles from China, Japan and India, remarkably shaped shells, black ebony. The Dutch gasped at the beauty of it all and enthusiastically incorporated these treasures into their hitherto more… Read More
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Asian Civilisations Museum: The Chinese Collections
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Asian Civilisations Museum: The Chinese Collections

by Introductory essays by Gungwu, Wang; and Lin, Lee Chor

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National Heritage Board, 1997 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and Chinese text; Hardcover (with dust jacket); 23.7 x 28.8 cm; 1.325 Kg; 216 pages with colour illustrations.; Dust jacket wrapped in a permanent adhesive cover (the sale price on the rear cover was not removed and the adhesive was placed above it).; Signs of wear in the cover, spine and back cover of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly faded on the back cover.No markings, writing or highlighting in text except for some minor yellowing on front free endpaper.; Two important essays, Chinese Civilisation in a Historical Perspective by Wang Gungwu; and The Motivations and Development of Chinese Connoisseurship and Collection by Lee Chor Lin, introduce this, the first catalogue of Chinese artefacts dating from the Bronze age in the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum of Singapore..
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Asie Extreme: Chine, Coree, Japon, Vietnam: Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet
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Asie Extreme: Chine, Coree, Japon, Vietnam: Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

by Desroches, Jean-Paul; and Fromentin, D'Helene

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Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris, France, 1993 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. French text; 20.6 x 26.6 cm; 1.039 Kg; 207 pages with colour and black and white illustrations throughout.; Used with minor signs of wear on the dust jacket and interior. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover.; First catalogue published on the collection from the Musee National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet after the opening of the museum focusing on China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam..
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The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics Volume Three: Monochrome-Glazed Porcelains of the...
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The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics Volume Three: Monochrome-Glazed Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty

by Ayers, John

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Collections Baur-Genève, Switzerland, 1972 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket); 24 x 29 cm; 2.3 Kg; 266 pages (introduction of 22 pages followed by an extensive catalogue with black and white and colour illustrations, each with caption).; OUT OF PRINT. LIMITED EDITION OF 1100 COPIES, 50 DELUXE COPIES IN LEATHER NUMBERED FROM I to L; 1000 STANDARD COPIES IN CLOTH NUMBERED FROM 1 to 1000 AND 50 COPIES RESERVED TO EMPLOYEES, OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 188.; Signs of wear in the dust jacket, with some yellowing on spine and some peeling of the laminated layer of the dust jacket on the top and bottom of the spine and also on the top of the front and back cover. The dust jacket is now protected with a clearcover. The outside text block shows some yellowing. The interior is in very good condition, apart from an old bookseller sticker glued to the front free endpaper and a tiny mark on the bottom right of one page (bent in the past).; When the… Read More
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Prints (2 volumes)
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Prints (2 volumes)

by Forrer, Matthi

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Collections Baur, Genève, 1994 Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text.; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase).; Two volumes in slipcase; 23.5 x 29.5 x 8 cm; 5.2 Kg; With colour and black and white illustrations throughout.; Limited edition of 3100 copies, of which this is 448.; Used book in very good condition. Looks as new. Minor signs of wear on the slipcase.; "These two volumes include the Japanese prints collected by Alfred Baur over the forty or so years from 1909 to 1949. This art form, is known to have exerted a decisive influence on the development of Western painting, offering first to Impressionist painters and then to the Nabil (to mention only France) an example of a new type of compositions that can serve as an alternative to the grand tradition inherited from the Renaissance. Van Gogh and Monet had assembled collections of prints that are still very carefully preserved and the writer Edmond de Goncourt, himself a well-informed collector, had… Read More
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Lacquer (selected pieces)
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Lacquer (selected pieces)

by Schneeberger, Pierre F.

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Collections Baur, Genève, 1984 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text.; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase); 24 x 30 cm; 1.8 Kg; 200 pages with colour and black and white illustrations throughout.; ISBN: 2-88031-004-X.; Limited edition of 1600 copies, of which this is 565.; Used book in very good condition. Looks as new. Minor signs of wear on the slipcase and the dust jacket..;"This volume is the ninth in the General Catalogue of the Baur Collection, and the fourth to be devoted to Japanese objects. It groups various series of lacquers, leaving aside pipe-cases. This catalogue, which only presents about a third of the objects in the inventory will I hope reflect as faithfully as possibly the totality of the collection: the numerical ratio of the different kinds of boxes (tea caddies, incense holders, writing boxes, inro, etc.) and of signed and unsigned pieces." excerpt from the introduction by Pierre F.Schneeberger (keeper of the Baur Collection)..
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Chinese Ceramics (VOLUME I, II, III and IV)
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Chinese Ceramics (VOLUME I, II, III and IV)

by Ayers, John

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Collections Baur-Genève, Switzerland Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text; 4 VOLUMES Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket) without the slipcases; 24 x 29 cm; 7.9 Kg; Each volume includes an introduction followed by an extensive catalogue with black and white and colour illustrations, each with caption.; Used books with signs of wear on the dust jackets and interior. Good condition overall. The dust jackets of volume I and III have tears (vol I on rear of the front cover and vol III on the top of the front cover and on the top of the back cover). All dust jackets are now protected with a clearcover. OUT OF PRINT. LIMITED EDITION OF 1100 COPIES, 50 DELUXE COPIES IN LEATHER NUMBERED FROM I to L; 1000 STANDARD COPIES IN CLOTH NUMBERED FROM 1 to 1000 AND 50 COPIES RESERVED TO EMPLOYEES, OF WHICH THESE ARE: VOLUME I: 889, VOLUME II: 934, VOLUME III: 160 AND VOLUME IV: 819; VOLUME I: Korean and Thai Wares; 1968; 1.9 Kg; 232 pages.; VOLUME II: Ming Porcelain and Other Wares; 1.8 Kg;… Read More
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics

by Ayers, John

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Collections Baur, Genève, 1982 Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text.; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase); 24 x 30 cm; 1.6 Kg; 240 pages with colour and black and white illustrations throughout.; ISBN: 2-88031-004-X.; Limited edition of 1600 copies, of which this is 614.; Used book in very good condition. Looks as new. Minor signs of wear on the slipcase.; "Among the 1932 acquisitions Mr. Baur restricted the choice partly to enamelled porcelains from Arita kilns and from Nabeshima, which found ready favour among Western collectors, adding also various later, nineteenth century porcelain wares which included in particular examples of Hirado, Kameyama and Kutani; and besides these he also sent a variety of enamelled pottery belonging to the Kyoto tradition, such as Kiyomizu, Awata and Banko. In 1933, the mixture remained the same - as indeed it was to do during the following years down to 1939 - with pieces by other potters working in similar styles, such… Read More
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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Chinese Ceramics (2 volumes)
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by Ayers, John

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Baur Collection, Geneva, 1999 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text.; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase).; Two volumes in slipcase; 24 x 30 x 5 cm; 3 Kg; 464 pages with colour illustrations throughout.; Volume 1: 208 pages; Volume 2: 256 pages; Used book in very good condition. Looks as new. Signs of wear on the slipcase.; These two volumes present a selection of Chinese Ceramics belonging to the celebrated collection of Far Eastern art established as a museum in Geneva through the bequest of the Swiss collector Alfred Baur in 1964. A full catalogue of these ceramics by John Ayers was published in four volumes between 1969-74, but this much-sought after work had long been out of print. The present more condensed choice of 342 of the finest pieces is illustrated wholly in colour with many details including marks and inscriptions, and an extensive Introduction discussing recent advances in scholarship. Volume 1 includes Tang, Song and Ming wares including many… Read More
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Biombos Namban
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Biombos Namban

by Pinto, Maria Helena Mendes

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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, 1986 Book. Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Portuguese text; Paperback (stapled); 15.5 x 23 cm; 0.047 Kg; 20 pages of text, focusing on Namban Screens..
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Bronces Arcaicos Del Museo De Shanghai: Festines, rituales y ceremonias
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Bronces Arcaicos Del Museo De Shanghai: Festines, rituales y ceremonias

by Chaoyuan, Li; Puy, Inma Gonzáles; Noblett, Cinta Krahe; Ledderose, Lothar; Thote, Alain; Ya, Zhou

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Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya, Spain, 2004 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Spanish text.; Paperback; 24 x 29.5 cm.; 1.3 Kg.; 220 pages with colour illustrations throughout.; Used book in fine condtion. Interior as new. Minor signs of shelf wear on the exterior.; Exhibition catalogue.; From the 21st century BC, with the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, China enters the Bronze Age. From this period are preserved, among others, different bronze vessels of great beauty and complexity, used to offer food and wines to the ancestors. This shows us that already at that time the gastronomy and the feast were of great importance in the culture and the rite. In addition, the bronze denoted power as evidenced by the fact that many of those vessels were commissioned by kings and nobles, who took them on their last trip to enjoy them for all eternity. With the Iron Age (4th century BC), the bronzes will lose their ritual function. The discovery of bronze vessels in tombs or graves will be considered as an… Read More
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The Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures
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The Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures

by Chung, Yupin

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Glasgow Museums, Glasgow, 2019 Book. New. Soft cover. English text.; Paperback.; 21 x 25 cm.; 0.2 Kg.; 40 pages with 58 colour illustrations.; Catalogue from the exhibition 'The Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures 'held at the Glasgow Museums from the 14th September 2019 to Spring 2020.; A carefully curated selection of masterpieces and very rare Chinese objects from the Burrell Collection is on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The 63 objects are made from either jade, ceramic or bronze and have been picked from around 1800 pieces from China in the Burrell Collection. The works for this exhibition have been chosen by Jorge Welsh, an internationally renowned collector, dealer and expert in Chinese art with galleries in London and Lisbon, and Dr Yupin Chung, curator of Chinese and East Asian Art for Glasgow Museums. Among the highlights are Tang Dynasty tomb guardian figures, elaborate forms of ritual bronzes more than 2,500 years old, a rare Ming Dynasty… Read More
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