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The Ceramic Art Of China & Other Countries Of The Far East

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Title:The Ceramic Art Of China & Other Countries Of The Far East
Price:GBP£40.00 (about USD$50.40)
Category:Art & Design
Book ID:B009-3356
Publisher:Faber and Faber Limited and Hyperion Press Limited, London, 1945
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Faber and Faber Limited and Hyperion Press Limited, 1945, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

title page printed in red & black; This finely illustrated book is the first full general survey of the whole field of Chinese ceramics since R. L. Hobson's two-volume work published in 1915. It is primarily concerned with the art of the potter, and historical and archaeological matters are touched upon only so far as they concern the special interests of the connoisseur. The Chinese have always shown a particular regard for pottery, and this book is an anthology of some of their most beautiful productions, explaining their historical sequence and the varying ideals shown in this characteristic branch of Chinese art. It covers, moreover, the important related wares of Corea, Japan and Indo-China, reviewing their special artistic achievements in a broad way hardly attempted before. It is a general account, written in a lucid style and intelligible to the ordinary reader, but it also includes a discussion of controversial guest ions, such as the origin of glazed stoneware and porcelain, and the identification of the classical Sung and early Ming wares, with references to all the existing and most recent literature. Full advantage is taken for the first time of the new light thrown on the subject by the great International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London in 1935-36. Chapters on marks, forgeries, shapes, and the subjects of the decoration are added in appendices. The book is illustrated by three plates in colour, and a hundred and ninety-two in monochrome depicting upwards of three hundred and eighty objects. Size: 4to - over 9�" - 12" tall. 238 + 195 plates. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Bookseller's small label inside front cover. Deckled bottom edge (rough cut). Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Gilt titles spine & gilt design front cover. green cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & three tipped-in colour plates. Includes bibliography, appendices, map & general index plus index of plates. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Chinese Art; Chinese Ceramics; Oriental Art; China; Antiques & Collectibles. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3356.
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