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The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes

The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes


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Artikelcode: 5820

The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes


 

The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes
254 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
29 x 24 cm
English and Chinese

Anthony Hardy's Sze Yuan Tang Collection of ancient Chinese bronzes had its inspirational beginnings in the early 1950s when, as a schoolboy in England, he was struck by the architechtonic beauty of a solitary Shang jue tripod wine vessel in his father's collection of predominantly Western medieval art. There is little doubt that his early encounter with the archaic jue led to an intense interest in early Chinese art and in ancient Chinese ritual bronzes in particular. To Hardy, a bronze vessel worthy of collecting must have a good natural Patination, nature's contribution to a great work of bronze art; a Pictogram or inscription of historic significance; Precision and sharpness of casting; and also Provenance recording the academic history of the piece, the collections it has been in, where it has been exhibited and what has been written about it.