The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving of China. Jan Chapman.

The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving of China

Christie's. 8.5 x 11.75", 304 pp., 185 color and 215 b/w illustrations, cloth, d.j., New York, 1999. (o.p.; near fine.). Item #8841
ISBN: 0903432579

This volume is an outstanding illustrated survey of pieces from some of the world's finest and most unusual private and public collections. During her years as Far Eastern Curator at the Chester Beatty Collection, Jan Chapman established a unique system of categorization for rhinoceros horn carving. This framework enable both connoisseur and collector to recognize items through various seals and to trace their influences of other materials such as jade, soapstone and blance de chine, enhancing their understanding of this little-known field.

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