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Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box) by  Masahiko Kawahara - 1st Edition - 1977 - from Jorge Welsh Books (SKU: 726B)

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. Very 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. Minor signs of wear on the hardcover cloth and slipcase.; Interior in very good condition with minor yellowing throughout.; 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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Jorge Welsh Books PT (PT)
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Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box)
Kawahara, Masahiko
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
1st Edition
Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan
Date Published
japan,kosometsuke,ko-sometsuke,old ungerglaze blue porcelain
Bookseller catalogs
Asian Art; Collections and exhibitions; Japanese Art;

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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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