Imperial Jade of Burma and Mutton-Fat Jade of India
S.K. Samuels
SKS Enterprises (2014)
In Collection
Myanmar, India, Jade
Hardcover 9780972532341
This unique book provides the reader with a sweeping history of trade in jade between Burma, China, India, and the West.
With 149 color photos, most not previously published outside of Burma, 25 tables, 13 maps, and data on jade sales from 1964 to the present, this book attempts to correct rumors and unsubstantiated reports about Burma’s production and sales of jade.
Tracing the longstanding infatuation with Burma’s Imperial jade in Chinese culture, the book explores that country’s resulting trade links with Burma.
Information is provided on how Myanma Gems Enterprises classifies jade into Imperial, Commercial, and Utility jade. There is excellent coverage of the auction and bidding procedures, including many photos of lots offered for sale, reserve prices, high bids, and total sales.
The chapter on Mutton-fat jade of India discusses the mines from which this jade was mined and includes beautiful photos of Moghul jade pieces now in museums both inside and outside of India.
The final chapters cover Burma’s economy, investment opportunities, and the outlook for jade production, given the conflict in the mining areas.
Product Details
No. of Pages 248
Height x Width 260 x 185  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Store SKS Enterprises
Location B 5
Purchase Price 65.00 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2014
Condition First hand
Links SKS Enterprises