CHINESE CARVED LACQUER by Derek Clifford, Bamboo Press, first edition, 1992, is an over-size book (11.5" x 10") lavishly illustrated with fine mainly full-color photos of Chinese lacquer / cinnabar from the Ming period through the People's Republic. The book concentrates on the often spectacular varieties of carved lacquer work, and deals with this subject in greater detail than has previously been possible. It provides the reader with a book which will remain a standard reference for years to come -- an essential tool for collectors, conoisseurs and enthusiasts. The text -- lively, civilized and sometimes provocative -- is comprehensively illustrated with both color and black and white photographs painstakingly gathered from collections throughout the world. The ilustrations include both rare and representative examples from all types of Chinese carved lacquer. Insured shipping at cost. We are always interested in purchasing good antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain.