The Art of the Regent

By: Hochstrasser, Monique

Price: $199.95

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102 pages. A sumptuously presented selection of the art collection displayed in The Regent in Hong Kong. This is a collection carefully acquired not only for its aesthetic beauty but also for the elements of oriental symbolism that are represented. Includes fine examples of skilfully executed screens, lacquerware and embroidery. There are specimens of Chinese export wallpaper, and several nineteenth-century China Trade oil paintings. These became popular as artistic records of the cultural and trading contacts of their period and are now collector's items. The selection of maps traces the pattern of adventure and romantic trade and travel over the centuries. Finally, a group of contemporary works pleasantly relate the collection to modern artistic trends. All illustrations in vivid colour photography. Attractive maroon cloth boards bear imprint of Chinese characters upon front board and gilt roman lettering upon spine. Illustrated slipcase shows light edgewear and several nicks. Book and slipcase bear the aroma of moth balls.