Chinese and Japanese Works of Art

in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen


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ISBN: 9781905686490 Category:

John Ayers


The Royal Collection includes some of the most historic examples of eastern arts now in the western world. With more than 2,000 items distributed among the royal residences in England and Scotland, this collection presents a rich cross-section of the porcelains, jades, lacquer and other works of art produced in China and Japan and brought here over a period of several centuries, reflecting the West’s long-standing appetite for rarities from distant lands. A striking feature of the collection is the mounting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of many objects in gilt bronze: the mounts themselves, made in French and British workshops, are often of superb quality and of great historical importance and will be published here for the first time.

Additional information

Weight 8550 g
Dimensions 26 x 32 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 1 January 2017
Number of pages 1168
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26 x 32 cm
Weight 8550 g


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