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A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the Liang Yi Collection

A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the Liang Yi Collection” is a catalogue published in 2000. Written by Curtis Evarts, an American specialist in Chinese hardwood furniture, the catalogue includes 122 objects from the Museum collection, plus three essays covering the topics of the material zitan; the art of baibaoqian inlay; and hardwood brush pots.

HKD $1,000

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Liang Yi Collection

Liang Yi Collection” is a catalogue published in 2007. Written by Curtis Evarts, the three-volume catalogue includes entries on 193 objects from the Museum collection, plus four essays on the materials huanghuali and zitan; the art of baibaoqian inlay; and hardwood brush pots.

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Vanities: The Golden Age of Nécessaires and Minaudières

Vanities: The Golden Age of Nécessaires and Minaudières” (2007 edition) is a catalogue published in 2007. Co-written by Meredith Etherington-Smith and Xavier Narbaits, the catalogue includes entries on 139 sets of vanities from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as essays on the historical development of nécessaires and minaudières.

 

HKD $800  

Contrast and Harmony: Selected Vanity Cases and Chinese Furniture of Liang Yi Museum

Contrast and Harmony: Selected Vanity Cases and Chinese Furniture of Liang Yi Museum” is a catalogue that accompanied the exhibition Contrast and Harmony held at the Palace Museum in Beijing in 2011. The catalogue includes entries on all 130 objects which comprised the exhibition; plus essays by Meredith Etherington-Smith, Xavier Narbaits and Song Haiyang on the golden age of vanity cases; the design of bejewelled boxes; and traditional Chinese cosmetic containers.

HKD $400

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Ultra Vanities: Minaudière, Nécessaire and Compacts

Ultra Vanities: Minaudière, Nécessaire and Compacts” is a catalogue that accompanied the exhibition “Ultra Vanities: Bejewelled Boxes from the Age of Glamour" held at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London in 2013. Written by exhibition curator Meredith Etherington-Smith, the catalogue includes entries on all 51 objects that comprised the exhibition, as well as Etherington-Smith’s notes on orientalism and

cubism in relation to the design of the vanities.

 

HKD $800

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Vanities: The Golden Age of Nécessaires and Minaudières

Vanities: The Golden Age of Nécessaires and Minaudières” (2014 edition) is a catalogue published in 2014. Written by Meredith Etherington-Smith, the 400-page catalogue includes over 400 vanity cases from the Museum collection dating from pre-20th century to the 1960s; plus Etherington-Smith’s notes on the development of the vanities design in relation to the major fashion movements of the 20th century.

HKD $1,000

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Great Minds Think Alike

Great Minds Think Alike” is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2015, in partnership with Kraemer Gallery Paris. The catalogue includes 19 set Chinese and French furniture, plus essays by Angela Zhu (Former Exhibition Manager of Liang Yi Museum) and Florian Knothe (Director of University Museum & Art Gallery) on the topics of Chinese furniture in the 17th and 18th century and French furniture of the ancient régime.

 

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Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Masterpieces of British Silver: Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum” is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2016, in partnership with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The catalogue includes entries on all 46 objects which comprised the exhibition; plus essays by Heike Zech (Senior Curator of Victoria and Albert Museum) and Eric Turner (Curator of Victoria and Albert Museum) on the topics of the history of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert silver collection at the V&A; and contemporary British silversmithing.

 

HKD $200

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The Secret Garden: Symbols of Nature in Wood, Silver and Gold

The Secret Garden: Symbols of Nature in Wood, Silver and Gold” is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition that opened at Liang Yi Museum in 2016. The catalogue includes entries on all 180 objects which were part of the exhibition; plus essays on the three Museum collections of Chinese antique furniture made of the precious hardwoods huanghuali and zitan; European silver; and golden vanities.

 

HKD $300

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Reunions: A Collector’s Journey

Reunions: A Collector’s Journey” is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum from 2017 to 2018. The format of the catalogue differs from the norm, featuring entries that feature on the personal nature of Museum founder Peter Fung’s collection journey, and how these 9 pairs of objects came to be reunited.

HKD $200

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The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia

The Blue Road: Mastercrafts from Persia” is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2018, in partnership with 11 major international institutions, including the Ashmolean Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in England; the David Collection in Denmark; the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore; and the Freer and Sackler Gallery Archives in the US. The catalogue includes entries on all 182 objects which were part of the exhibition; plus essays by exhibition curator Dr. Yuka Kadoi (Historian of Islamic and Asian art), Dr. Leslee Katrina Michelsen (Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu) and Dr. Iván Szántó (Associate Professor at the Department of Iranian Studies of the Eötvös Loránd University).

HKD $300

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Wenfang: A Treasure Trove of Ming and Qing Scholarly Objects

"Wenfang: A Treasure Trove of Ming and Qing Scholarly Objects" is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2018. The catalogue includes entries on all 217 objects which were part of the exhibition; plus an essay by Stephanie Fong (Curator of Liang Yi Museum).

HKD $300

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Ink and Wood: Modern Chinese Paintings in the Scholar’s Studio

"Ink and Wood: Modern Chinese Paintings in the Scholar’s Studio" is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum from 2018 to 2019. The catalogue includes entries on the 24 modern Chinese paintings which were part of the exhibition; plus an essay by Sarah Ng (Curator of Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery).

HKD $150

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Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the 17th-19th Century

"Chrysanthemum and Dragon: The Art of Ornamentation in Japan and China in the17th-19th Century" is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2019. The catalogue includes entries on all 242 objects which were part of the exhibition; plus essays by Dr. Kazutoshi Harada (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of Arts) and Dr. Reiko Sakaki (Curator of Tobacco and Salt Museum, Tokyo).

HKD $200

Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory: The Beauty of Ladies' Ornaments from Asia and Europe

"Crowning Glory: The Beauty of Ladies' Ornaments from Asia and Europe" is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2019, in partnership with local private collectors Chris Hall, Peter Chu and Akemi Takahashi. The catalogue includes entries on all 248 objects which were part of the exhibition; plus essays by Sandy Ng (Assistant Professor of Culture and Theories, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Takako Murata (Senior Researcher of the POLA Research Institute of Beauty & Culture) and Yuki Morishima (Associate Curator of Japanese Art, Asian Art Museum).

HKD $200

Beneath The Surface

Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay; Japanese Maki-e; and European Cloisonné Enamel

"Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay; Japanese Maki-e; and European Cloisonné Enamel" is a catalogue that accompanied an exhibition held at Liang Yi Museum in 2020. The catalogue includes entries on all 192 objects which comprised the exhibition; plus essays by Chen Yanshu (Associate Professor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University), Yuko Kobayashi (Senior Curator of Mitsui Memorial Museum), Guillaume Glorieux (Director of Education and Research of L'École, School of Jewelry Arts) and Michel Kamidian (Member of the Experts Committee of the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation).

HKD $200