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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics by  John Ayers - 1st Edition - 1982 - from Jorge Welsh Books (SKU: 761B)

The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics

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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics

by Ayers, John

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Collections Baur, Genève, 1982 Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. English and French text.; Hardcover (cloth with dust jacket in slipcase); 24 x 30 cm; 1.6 Kg; 240 pages with colour and black and white illustrations throughout.; ISBN: 2-88031-004-X.; Limited edition of 1600 copies, of which this is 614.; Used book in very good condition. Looks as new. Minor signs of wear on the slipcase.; "Among the 1932 acquisitions Mr. Baur restricted the choice partly to enamelled porcelains from Arita kilns and from Nabeshima, which found ready favour among Western collectors, adding also various later, nineteenth century porcelain wares which included in particular examples of Hirado, Kameyama and Kutani; and besides these he also sent a variety of enamelled pottery belonging to the Kyoto tradition, such as Kiyomizu, Awata and Banko. In 1933, the mixture remained the same - as indeed it was to do during the following years down to 1939 - with pieces by other potters working in similar styles, such as Eiraku. Altogether these wares include many of unusual interest, and of types not widely available in Western collections. But in any assessment of the merits of the collection there can be little doubt that pride of place must be given to the group of early porcelains from Arita and above all, to those made for the princely house of Nabeshima, which both in quality and in numbers are hardly to be matched in any collection outside Japan itself." excerpt from the introduction by John Ayers, 1982..


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The Baur Collection, Geneva: Japanese Ceramics
Ayers, John
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Collections Baur, Genève
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baur collection,japan,japanese ceramics
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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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