Rituels Pour L'Eternite [Rituals for Eternity]
Price: 36.00 USD
London: Christian Deydier / Oriental Bronzes Ltd, 2001. Glossy grey & illus. wraps with yellow lettering; French flaps. Unpaginated. Lavish color illus. Text is in English. Issued in conjunction with several 2001 exhibitions of "a select group of 18 remarkable bronzes including several that are gilt or inlaid with silver and gold. Each of these objects is significant from the point of view of the history of the evolution of bronze making in ancient China and together the whole group reflects the changes that took place over those early centuries. ... The objects presented here this year possess an exceptional pedigree, coming as they do from the collections of such eminent connoisseurs as Lord Cunliffe and such legendary dealers of the past as T. Y. King, C. T. Loo and Bluetts and Sons." (foreword) With stunning full-color close-ups of the 18 bronze pieces. VG.