The Palace Museum ed: GUGONG JINGDIAN: GUGONG ZHONGBIAO. Classics of the Forbidden City: Timepieces in the Imperial Palace. Beijing, 2008. 277 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
A fine visual and study reference on the extraordinary clocks, watches and timepieces which so fascinated the Qing emperors. Sections on: Chinese Timepieces Made in the Imperial Workshops in the Forbidden City and in Canton (48); British Timepieces (99); French Timepieces (30) and Swiss Timepieces (18). A total of 195 examples, nearly all with the incredibly elaborate decoration reflecting the taste of the Qing court. Illustrated throughout in full page colour. Preface, introductory essay, list of plates and captions in English. Main text in Chinese.
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 537 in printed List 190.
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