Must Read - New book on Chinese antiques collection

The collection of Imperial Chinese porcelain assembled by Alan Chuang Shaw Swee, Chairman of the Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, is one of the most important collections of Chinese porcelain to have been built over the past 30 years. A new bi-lingual book, The Alan Chuang Collection of Imperial Chinese Porcelain, catalogues his “treasures,” illustrates the highly individual taste of this collector. Upright vase shapes and cups are preferred to dishes and bowls; flower and landscape subjects are favoured over more formal decorations of dragons. The finely selected group of fine Yuan and early Ming wares includes the superb early 14th century qingbai figure of Guangyin, rivalled only by the famous piece in the Capital Museum, Beijing.