CHINESE GOLD ORNAMENTS
576 pages, 400 colour plates, 639 illustrations (mostly in colour), text in Chinese, with English sub-titles, cloth. Hong Kong, 2003.
by Simon Kwan, Sun Ji
A pioneering study on the subject of Chinese jewellery from the Shang (1600-1100BC) through the Qing dynasty (1644-1911AD). 400 items of ancient Chinese gold ornaments from the biggest collection in the world beautifully illustrated with research material complied by two leading authorities on the subject. A useful reference for all jewellers, collectors and art historians.