Bath: Museum of East Asian Art, 1994. 423 pp., over 430 color illustrations, text in English and Chinese, bibliography, paper. Item #76
A magnificently produced catalog of the major exhibition at the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, England. Illustrating 354 Chinese jades from the collection of Brian McElney, the Peony Collection and the Rannerdale Collection, this bilingual volume includes some 14 up-to-date essays on the art of Chinese jade carving, covering such subjects as "Jade-The Raw Material", "The Supply of Jade to China Through the Ages", "Working with Jade" and individual essays on all periods from Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. It significantly contributes to the knowledge of Chinese jade carving and identification and is an important addition to every collector's library.