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Title: The Charms of the Gourd
Description: Hong Kong. Next Publications Limited. 1993. First edition. Octavo. Hardcover. Near fine: Spine slightly discoloured.. 376 pages, 188 colour plates, 26 black and white illustrations. Chinese and English text. This volume is a monograph that describes the gourd as an artefact and also as a special hobby of the Chinese people. The book is divided into two volumes. Volume One has seven chapters, it describes the different types of gourd and the various ways they may be decorated. Volume Two has five chapters that deal with insect-keeping gourds, how insects should be kept and how they should be appreciated. Each plate has a detailed description of the object shown. No book on the same subject has ever been published in China, much less, of course, in other parts of the world. Scarce.

Keywords: china chinese gourd

Price: EUR 495.00 = appr. US$ 537.99 Seller: Meijering Art Books
- Book number: 17427