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中國螺鈿
CHINESE MOTHER-of-PEARL

The Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 13
272 pages, Over 100 colour plates, Text in Chinese with synopses and captions in English, hardcover, cloth. Hong Kong, 2009.
ISBN: 978-988-97206-6-7

by Simon Kwan

Catalogue of one of the world's most comprehensive collection of Chinese Lacquer wares with mother-of-pearl inlaid, covering the periods of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Examples of the use of sea-shells as utensils and ornaments in ancient China dating form the Neolithic through the Qing dynasty, and examples of mother-of-pearl inlaid on bronzes, ceramics and glass are also included.

Over 100 objects are illustrated with detail accounts to support its dating.

Text in Chinese with synopses and captions in English.

 




Sample pieces:

Inlaid mother-of-pearl bronze
mirror back with design of
flowers and musicians
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Mother-of-pearl pendant
with double holes (6 pieces)
Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
Black lacquer dish with inlaid
mother-of-pearl design
Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
Black lacquer low table with
inlaid mother-of-pearl design
of figures in landscape
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Black lacquer tray with inlaid
mother-of-pearl design of
dragon-boat and river scene
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Black lacquer tiered box with
inlaid mother-of-pearl design
of figures in landscape
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Gold lacquer square cup with
inlaid mother-of-pearl design
of figures in landscape
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Black lacquer round box with
inlaid mother-of-pearl design
of geometric patterns
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)


HK$780 (US$100), plus shipping & handling.


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