Catalogue of Chinese Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum by Mary Tregear

Green Wares

Catalogue of Chinese Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tregear, Mary, Catalogue of Chinese Greenware in the Ashmolean Museum. This is an old book. A lot of research and discoveries we now think is part of common knowledge was not known when this book was written, still it is the quality of the text that matters. Most of the illustrations are in black and white but it is still a valuable reference work and written by an accomplished scholar.

Hardcover: 92 pages
Ashmolean Museum,
Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 24, 1977)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0198131674
ISBN-13: 978-0198131670

April 6th, 2008

New Light on Chinese Yue and Longquan Wares

By: Chuimei Ho (Ed.)

Green Wares // South East Asia

New Light on Chinese Yue and Longquan Wares: Archaeological Ceramics Found in Eastern and Southern Asia, A. D. 800-1400

Contains essays on the latest research on Chinese green wares. The material consists of 20 papers presented on a conference on Zhejiang green wares from the ninth through the Fourteenth Century. It covers mainly three topics; the production of Yue and Longquan (Celadon) wares; domestic and overseas distribution, and; their influence on products from other ceramic centers.

From an academic point of view this is a reference publication that will remain important for years to come. I believe it is also interesting for the serious student.

My paperback version is a bit too heavy for its binding.
408 pages.
Figures and maps, mostly in black and white.
Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 1994.

April 5th, 2008

Ice and Green Clouds:
Traditions of Chinese Celadon
By: Mino, Yutaka and Katherine R. Tsiang

Green Wares // Song Dynasty

Ice and Green Clouds - Celadon Ice and Green Clouds: Traditions of Chinese Celadon

Catalog of a traveling exhibition with an excellent overview with details of Chinese celadon, its history and technological aspects. Appendix A is an article by Pamela Vandiver and David Kingery, ceramics scientists, entitled Celadon: The Technological Basis of Their Visual Appearances, providing technical aspects of this ware.

Ice and green clouds: traditions of Chinese celadon. By Yutaka Mino and Katherine R. Tsiang. pp. 240, illus. in col. and b. and w., map. Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art in co-operation with Indiana University Press, 1986.

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr (June 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0936260173
ISBN-13: 978-0936260174
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds

April 4th, 2008

Green Wares from Zhejiang
By: Peng Shifan (ed.)

Green Wares // Song Dynasty // Tang Figures


This book is not only about Song pottery but it is so good and so important concerning the history of Song ceramics, I want it high up on this list anyway. It is a cataloge from an exhibition jointly presented by the Fung Ping Shan Museum and the Zhejiang Provincial Museum on greenwares from Zhejiang and goes to prove that the name “Celadon” needs to be reconsidered and that “Green wares” are much more than that.

Published by Fung Ping Shan Museum, The University of Hong Kong 1993.
Interesting, modern and inexpensive.

March 27th, 2008