Title: Jade: 5000 B.C. to 1912 A.D., a Guide for ...
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd
Book Condition: New
In a beautifully illustrated, large print guide to collectible jade carvings through the ages (particularly from Chinese dynasties), a longtime collector/scholar of the Oriental arts presents realistic guidelines to their value. Veleanu overviews jade types, sources, and methods of determining age a Num Pages: 288 pages, 1,020 colour photos. BIC Classification: WCP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 287 x 225 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1728. . 2004. 0th Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780764319440
Synopsis: Prized the world over, jade has been considered a sacred stone with miraculous powers since prehistoric times. In ancient China, jade was regarded as the most important physical substance on earth. This invaluable book traces the chronological use of jade carvings in China, including primitive utilitarian tools, fascinating ceremonial objects, beautiful ornaments, and intricately designed sculptures. Lavishly illustrated with over 900 colour photographs, it features a wide diversity of examples and helps today's collector identify different types of jade and their period of carving -- ranging from neolithic times through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Also discussed in less detail are jade carvings from India, New Zealand, and pre-Columbian civilisations such as the Mayan, Toltec, and Aztec. Tips for determining the age and authenticity of jade carvings are provided, along with current values for all items illustrated. This indispensable reference will appeal to all collectors and admirers of jade and the Oriental arts.
Product Description: Traces the chronological use of jade carvings in from primitive utilitarian tools to exquisite and intricate sculptures. Over 900 color photos illustrate a wide diversity of examples and help collectors identify different types of jade and their period of carving, ranging from neolithic times through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Includes tips for determining age and authenticity of jade carvings, a helpful glossary, and current values for all items illustrated. This indispensable reference will appeal to all collectors and admirers of jade and the oriental arts.
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