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AUDSLEY, GEORGE ASHDOWN, AND BOWES, J
KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN : 2 VOLUMES Japanese Ceramics, Hizen Wares, Satsuma Faience, Kioto Wares, Kaga , and Owari
LONDON AND LIVERPOOL,, 1875 Published by HENRY SOTHERAN, LONDON Binding: HARD BACK BLUE Size: 12 X 16 173 Pages Overall Condition is: VERY GOOD ELEPHANT FOLIOS, 12 INCHES X 16 INCHES, BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL CONDITION 6 raised ribbed leather spine and boards Fine gilt tooling to edges and inside margin of boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt, rubricrated title page, headings, etc. A superb example of Victorian book design and production. This was the first major study in English of Japanese ceramic art, which attempted the then unique task of classifying all known varieties of the porcelain of Japan. The author, George Audsley, was a well-known architect and authority on the decorative arts, particularly those of Japan, as was Bowes, who went on to write a number of works on the subject. The great majority of plates in The Keramic Art of Japan are full colour chromolithographs (produced by the art-printers Firmin-Didot et Cie, of Paris) and show a quality - particularly in the reproduction of the gilt work - unrivalled in most quality art books today. It is truly not an overstatement to say that each of the plates is an artwork in itself. As always the title page bears the date 1875, whereas the Preface is dated 1879, presumably a reflection of the amount of time that it took to bring this magnificent work into print. The text begins with a general study of Japanese Art, then a specific essay on Japanese Ceramics, followed by essays on Hizen Wares, Satsuma Faience, Kioto Wares, Kaga Wares, and Owari Wares, followed by a list of examples, linking each type to a number of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, US]
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