Thompson, Julian: THE ALAN CHUANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE PORCELAIN. Hong Kong, 2010. 325, 83 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. Colour text plates. 35x27 cm. Cloth.
The Alan Chuang collection is amongst the most important to have been formed in recent years. The collection clearly reflects the collector's preferences. Thus, vases and cups, rather than dishes and bowls; flowers and landscapes instead of dragons and other more formal decoration. The ceramics date from the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and include many important pieces, including a superb late Yuan Qingbai figure of Guanyin, the only other known example being in the Capital Museum, Beijing. Amongst the Ming wares, the Chenghua period is well represented. Moving on to Qing dynasty examples, there are numerous imperial wares of fabulous quality, including monochromes, famille-rose and the highly-prized falangcai enamelled porcelains made for the personal use of, and appreciation by, the Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors. Shows a total of 121 superb ceramics. Illustrated throughout with full page colour plates, many of the pieces being shown in multiple views and with close-up detail. All base marks shown. Introductory and descriptive texts by a renowned expert in the field. Dual texts in Chinese and English. A beautiful book produced to the highest standards.
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 610 in printed List 189.
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