By Stanley Charles Nott

This vintage advisor to chinese language jade is of serious curiosity to artwork creditors and informal readers alike.

First released in 1936 and because then a collector's merchandise of accelerating rarity, Chinese Jade through the Ages includes a evaluation of the features, undefined, folklore, and symbolism of this esteemed mineral that has consistently held a proud position between gem stones of the realm. The publication offers a whole descriptive account of the importance and which means of the carvings produced during this prize stone via chinese language craftsmen from the earliest instances, during the Chou and succeeding dynasties, all the way down to the 20 th century.

The textual content is illustrated with an impressive sequence of greater than 350 reproductions in colour, black and white, and line drawings of selection items chosen from the manager Asian, eu, and American collections. moreover the chinese language paintings heritage booklet explains no merely the wealth of symbolic designs utilized in the ornament of jade but in addition lots of the marks and units through which creditors establish the foundation and the date of valued pieces.

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