Chinese Ceramics jellemzők

This is an indispensable resource for all collectors, connoisseurs and students of Chinese ceramics, as well as anyone with an interest in Asia's rich cultural heritage. In over 700 specially taken colour photographs a wide range of imperial and regional, decorative and practical, export and domestic, ceremonial and funerary wares are fully represented, organized into chronological sections, from the Neolithic to the end of the Qing dynasty, each accompanied by a survey of the period and detailed descriptions of the pieces illustrated. Systematic study of Chinese ceramics, begun in the eighteenth century, was greatly enlarged in the twentieth century, and extensive excavations at kiln sites have yielded invaluable new insights into the chronological development of ceramic forms, glaze types and decorative styles.