Pure Brightness Shines Everywhere | The Glass of China
The Chinese have long made glass of outstanding beauty. Overshadowed by its more famous rivals, porcelain and ink painting, the vast riches of the history of Chinese glassmaking are only beginning to be appreciated by historians and collectors. In this, the first book to draw on major recent archival discoveries, the authors illustrate a stunning array of glass manufactured in the imperial glassworks of China. In an excellent overview, Pure Brightness Shines Everywhere explains the development of the Chinese glass industry, the techniques and structures of the Emperors& glassworks, the use of glass in the imperial households, and its employment as gifts within the household and abroad.Stunningly illustrated, with 60 colour and 65 black-and-white photographs, the book presents a visual survey of the best Chinese glass from collections throughout the world.