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3 edition of Early Chinese jades found in the catalog.

Early Chinese jades

Una Pope-Hennessy

Early Chinese jades

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Published by E. Benn, limited in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Jade.,
    • Art objects, Chinese.,
    • China -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Una Pope-Hennessy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNK5750 .P6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 p. l., [vii]-xx, 148, [1] p., 1 l.
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6661711M
      LC Control Number24004040
      OCLC/WorldCa1386751

      Hansford was one of the finest and most scholarly of the jade authors. Scholarly, up-to-date essays. Many texts from the Six dynasties period specifically warned about the toxicity of elixirs. At the proper time, jade youths and maidens will come with an azure carriage to take it away. The most popular kind of jade in Chinese culture is green jade, which has an emerald hue.

      Stiff wrprs, color illus,10 x 8. A must-have for the Oriental collector. Affordable copy of this superb book, presenting one of the Nation's finest jade collections. See review here. Strong on Qing jades, magnificent pieces superbly photographed.

      Copy of f irst, limited edition of copies. The precise meaning of the cong, as well as its possible association with astronomical sighting or geomantic site selection, and its conjunction of yin square, earth, female and yang circular, heaven, male features remain unclear. Stiff wrprs, color illus,10 x 8. Affordable copy of this superb book, presenting one of the Nation's finest jade collections. The king was angered and condemned the guard to death. This gorgeous, informative, and well researched book will tell you everything you need to know about snuff bottles and especially inside-painted masterpieces and their artists.


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These include the first examples of the flat, perforated bi disk with a hole in the centrewhich became the symbol of heaven in later Early Chinese jades book, and of the cong, a tube with a square exterior and a cylindrical hollow exterior.

The Book of Jin says the emperor practiced bigu "grain avoidance" and consumed alchemical elixirs, but was poisoned from an overdose and "no longer knew what was going on around him" Needham and Ho Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture Chinese people love jade not only because of its aesthetic beauty but also because of what it represents regarding social value.

Zhu Wen or Emperor Taizu r. A near-mint copy. The Holy Grail of snuff bottle books! Particularly strong in archaic jades. Y: Rizzoli, The frieze can be interpreted as an invocation of this presence, a means of regaining closeness with the gods.

Color illus stiff covers, spiralbound. The price that the entire world attaches to it represents the truth. Presents the history and lore of Chinese snuff bottles, all materials and shapes, art motifs and symbolism. The valuable and meticulously printed jadeite comparison chart is described and included in this beautifully produced work.

Summon spirits and you will be able to change cinnabar powder into yellow gold. Cloth, embossed and silvered, color illus d. The book is a real coup, the first of its kind to be published by Science Press in Beijing and by a collaborative scholarly team.

Emperor Wenxuan r. Explains clearly and simply what to look for, where and how to shop in China, and questions you should ask. History of Jade Jade has been a part of Chinese civilization from the earliest days.

A must-have for the Oriental collector. Y: Sheridan House, reprint. Paperback, sewn. Six dynasties[ edit ] During the turbulent Six dynasties period —self-experimentation with drugs became commonplace, and many people tried taking poisonous elixirs of immortality as well as the psychoactive drug Cold-Food Powder.

See also the scholarly edition, below. The process of jade working is not simple: composed of the minerals nephrite and jadeite, jade has a degree of hardness that rivals steel, so it must be cut and shaped with extremely hard abrasives. So when men ingest substances which are able to benefit their bodies and lengthen their days, why should it be strange that some of these should confer life perpetual?Created with Sketch.

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Sixty-four plates at the end of the book include rare images of jades held in a number of museum collections as well as sixteen private collections, including that of the author herself. Sometimes referred to as the "Bible" of early archaic jades, this is an important work for scholars studying Chinese jades and the culture that produced them.

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Chinese Art (Book published February 15, ) Cover. From the Publisher This lavishly illustrated volume presents a comprehensive account of years of Chinese art, from its early beginnings in the Neolithic era down to the waning from the early ritual jades crafted in the Neolithic period and the bronzes cast to honor ancestors.