Antique Japanese Hirado Porcelain - Identifying Dating + Marks / In-depth Book For Sale
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Beautifully illustrated with 101 color photographs of Japanese porcelain objects of art, and 101 black-and-white illustrations depicting marks, this text provides a scholarly survey of antique Japanese porcelain produced between the late 17th century and the early 1920s.
HIRADO: PRINCE OF PORCELAINS by Louis Lawrence, Art Media Resources, Ltd., Chicago, 1997.
This comprehensive book provides a study of the production of Hirado ceramics. Chapters include: The Place of the Matsura Family in History, Matsura Chinshin Establishes the Kilns, Hirado in the 18th Century, The Evolution of Hirado’s Sculptural Works, The Development of Color on Hirado Wares, and Twentieth Century Collectors. Seven appendices treat identification of Hirado porcelain by mark and date, a comparative chemical analysis of this porcelain type, a list of dated pieces and their location, Hirado kiln sites and sizes, and the lineage of the Matsura family. This is a most definitive text on this subject and must comprise an essential reference work for any collector, curator, or student of Japanese ceramic arts.
8.25” x 10.5” softback in like-new condition. 175 pages.
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