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Chinese and Japanese pottery and porcelain
Chinese ceramics is a form of fine art developed since the dynastic periods. China has always been richly endowed with the raw materials needed for making ceramics. The first types were made about 11,000 years ago, during the Palaeolithic era. Chinese Ceramics range from construction materials such as bricks and tiles to hand-built pottery vessels fired in bonfires or kilns to the sophisticated porcelain wares made for the imperial court.

Japanese pottery and porcelain, one of the country's oldest art forms, dates back to the Neolithic period. Kilns have produced earthenware, pottery, stoneware, glazed pottery, glazed stoneware, porcelain, blue and white ware, and enamel wares.
Imari porcelain is the European collectors' name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyushu, and exported from the port of Imari, Saga, specifically for the European export trade. In Japanese, these porcelains are known as Arita-yaki.


Oriental Antiques.


Imari, Satsuma and Other Japanese Export Ceramics Nancy Schiffer
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Product details
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition (16 Mar 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764309900
ISBN-13: 978-0764309908
Dimensions: 29 x 22.4 x 2.5 cm


Friendly Handbook of Chinese Snuff Bottles
by Trevor Cornforth
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Product details
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Jun 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764315900
ISBN-13: 978-0764315909
Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 2.3 cm



This title on oriental antiques and art contains their historical backgrounds, current values and detailed descriptions for treasures ranging from apparel and textiles, jewellery, rugs and carpets, Chinese porcelain and pottery, to furniture, paintings and Japanese porcelain and pottery.


Oriental Antiques and Art: An Id and Value Guide - Sandra Andacht
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This illustrated guide to the development of the Japanese sword in the modern era concentrates on the techniques and output of the best smiths. It includes a detailed look at the swords used during World War II and should be of interest to collectors and enthusiasts.


Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: 1868 - Present by Leo Kapp
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Chinese Export Porcelain: Standard Patterns & Forms 1780-1880 Herbert Schiffer
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Product details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (Mar 1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0916838013
ISBN-13: 978-0916838010
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.3 x 2.5 cm


Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Buying Antiques (& avoid forgeries) Karen Mazurkewich
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The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands. The book presents an overview of carving styles, wood types, regional variations, class distinctions and restoration techniques. With this renewed interest in antique furniture, a forgery market has emerged.



Over 3500 items of popular Chinese and Japanese antiques are illustrated and described here. The book is divided into different type of ware (e.g furniture, ceramics) and then sub-divided by country. Each section contains practical guidance on collecting, what to be aware of when starting out, how to spot fakes, and avoid making expensive mistakes.


Chinese & Japanese Antiques Buyer's Guide
by Peter Wain
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Collecting Japanese Antiques provides background information on what makes Japanese aesthetics and art so different, as well as practical and cautionary advice on evaluation, purchase, restoration, and price trends. Investment guidelines on the basics of collecting and comments, guidance that might reawaken interest in experienced collectors.


Collecting Japanese Antiques
by Alistair Seton
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Antique Chinese Accessories: Vernacular Items, C. 1850-1930
by Margie L. Yates
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Product details
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (1 Jul 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 076432179X
ISBN-13: 978-0764321795
Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.3 x 1 cm


The Story of Imari: The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain Goro Shimura
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Fired in the kilns of Arita, Japan, eight miles south of the seaport town after which it was named, Imari porcelain is distinguished by the beautiful visual effects produced by its blue underglaze and colour overglaze enamels. In "The Story of Imari", author Goro Shimura describes the cultural and historical significance of these prized porcelain bowls, plates, vases, teacups, and other wares.

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