The Museum of East Asia in Bath is the only museum devoted solely to East Asian Art to open in the U.K. in the last decades.
Its major exhibition for 1994, entitled "Jades from China", features over 350 Chinese Jades, including more than 200 pieces from the Peony Collection, from neolithic times right up to the early 19th century, spanning a period of approximately 7000 years. The exhibition is certainly the most comprehensive exhibition of Chinese jade anywhere outside China for many years. It conveys a global portrayal of the amazing artistry and technical achievement of the jade carvers of China from neolithic times onwards, and has examples of many of the types of jade object that were produced by the Chinese through the ages. Many of the jades have never before been exhibited, either in Great Britain or elsewhere.
Published by Museum of East Asian Art, 1994
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