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    Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties (Hardcover First Edition 2011) by Béatrice Quette

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    New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing, color overlap and abrasion. Not for fussy buyers. The technique of applying brilliant enamel ornament to metalwork, known as cloisonné, reached its peak in China from the fourteenth century on. This sumptuously illustrated survey, which accompanies an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center, situates these remarkable pieces in their context with a survey of the historical, political and sociological milieu in China during the period. Research recently undertaken in China and published here for the first time has resulted in the redating of a number of objects with significant implications for the overview of Chinese cloisonné production. Shapes, functions, pattern, and symbolism in cloisonné objects are all examined and explored. This beautifully produced book is a catalog of an exhibition held at the Bard Graduate Center. The first section of this volume supplies a detailed history and a description of Chinese cloisonne production. And the final section of the book reviews the impact of developments in China on later production in Europe, as well as the acquisition of cloisonné pieces by the major American museums and private collectors at the beginning of the twentieth century. The last part also includes illustrations and annotations of the 161 beautiful and high quality objects featured in the exhibition. The majority of the cloisonne items are bowls and vessels in various shapes. There are also animals, altar fittings, panels etc. As is usual with catalogues associated with the Bard Graduate center, the production values and color reproduction standards are exceptional. I suspect this book might become a collectors item of some value in the future. Warmly recommended for decorative arts enthusiasts. (Amazon Review) About the Author Béatrice Quette is head of education at the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris. Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Bard Graduate Center 1st ed 2011 Language: English ISBN-10: 0300167202 ISBN-13: 978-0300167207 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.2 x 11.8 inches

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