The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China by Jan Chapman
The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China is an outstanding and beautifully illustrated (304 pages with 185 color, 215 black and white) survey of artifacts from some of the world’s finest and most unusual private and public collections. During her years as Far Eastern Curator at the Chester Beatty Library Collection, Jan Chapman established a unique system of categorization for these rare objects. This framework enables both the connoisseur and collector to recognize items through various seals, and to trace the influences of other materials such as jade, soap-stone and blanc de chine, enhancing their understanding of this little-known field.
Publication date: 1999. Condition: New. Flawless copy, pristine, never opened (spine unbroken) and remains in its’ shrink-wrapped enclosure. Dimensions: 8-1/2” x 11-3/4”. This is a Hardbound publication with the original dust cover. ISBN-0-903432-57-9.