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COBEN, Lawrence A. et al.
JAPANESE CLOISONNE: History, Technique, and Appreciation.
Rutland [1990], Tuttle. Blue cloth, as new, 323p., index, glossary, bibliography, notes, 6 appendices, 158 color, 171 b.w. photos, map, chronology, co-author Dorothy Ferster, dj. in mylar, 19 x 26.5 cm., clean, bright copy.First Tuttle Ed. The art and traditional way of life in Japan, varieties of decorative enamels, the medallion makers' tradition. The re- invention of cloisonne,the emergence of Japanese style. Wes- tern influences, control of space, companies & technical in- novation. Influence on French art. Age of masterpieces, por- celain dream. Critical appreciation, Japanese & Western. En- ameling technology, positive identification, enamelists's marks, sources of evidence for dating. Rich appendices incl- ude: varieties & origins of decorative enamels, major hist- orical events. Exhibitions 1851-1936. Hirata Family. Enamel- ists. Beautiful floral motifs. <br> .
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