Chinese Lacquerware in The National Museum of Denmark
By Joan Hornby
The Danish National Museum's collection of lacquer works from East Asia comprises some 350 works, more than half of which come from China. This book presents the museum's collection to researchers and interested members of the public. The items in the collection are fully illustrated in color. Chronologically, the collection covers the period from the end of the 14th century to the middle of the 20th century. It consists chiefly of red carved lacquerware (tihong), but also contains many examples of lacquer work made using other techniques. (Series: National Museum Ethnographical Series - Vol. 21) ***"...visually stunning....meticulous descriptions of the artworks and their context in China's storied history. Truly the next best thing to traveling to Denmark to feast one's eyes upon the delicately created boxes, bowls, furnishings, and much more....highly recommended." The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, December 2012, The Art Shelf.
Publication Date: 8/18/2012