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Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box)

Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box)

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Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box)

by Kawahara, Masahiko

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  • Hardcover
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Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan, 1977 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Japanese and English text.; Hardcover (cloth without dust jacket - as issued) in slipcase with carton box.; 23 x 32 cm; 3.5 Kg; Colour illustrations throughout, each with caption in Japanese and English.; Used with signs of wear on the card box. Signs of wear on the hardcover cloth and slipcase. The characters on the spine of the slipcase spine and also on the spines of the hardcover cloth are faded. Interior in very good condition.; HARD TO FIND.; Two volume set comprising Color Section (217 pages) and Monochrome Section (238 pages).; With texts by the noted ceramic scholar Masahiko Kawahara, this two-volume publication illustrates a vast selection of Ko-sometsuke ('old blue and white') porcelain presented in 934 catalogue entries. A thorough introduction in Japanese and English outlines the most relevant features of this porcelain ware produced in China for the Japanese market during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644), comprising an overview of Japanese sources and studies on this ware, as well as a definition of its main physical characteristics, production dates and function. One volume includes 169 catalogue entries illustrated in colour, while another volume encompasses 765 entries surveying most of the shapes known. These range from incense containers and burners, to flower pots, water jars, tea cups, tea caddies, bowls, ewers, wine bottles, wine cups, writing implements, containers for hot charcoal, plates, and sets of serving dishes, as well as a small number of unusual figural objects. All catalogue entries are accompanied by captions in Japanese and English providing a short description, measurements, and location in museum or private collections in Japan..


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Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box)
Kawahara, Masahiko
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1st Edition
Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan
Date Published
japan,kosometsuke,ko-sometsuke,old ungerglaze blue porcelain
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Asian Art; Collections and exhibitions; Japanese Art;
May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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About Jorge Welsh Books

Jorge Welsh Books has been dealing in art reference books since 1999. What started as a platform for the distribution of publications by Jorge Welsh Research & Publishing has now evolved into an established bookselling division. We focus in our fields of expertise, specifically cross-cultural works of art from Africa, India, China and Japan, with an emphasis on Chinese porcelain. Our aim is to source and deliver relevant publications in the best possible condition to collectors and academics alike, while providing a high-quality, personalised service.


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