This book is an extraordinary visual feast for any collector, dealer, museum curator, or institutional specialists in Japanese art. This lavishly illustrated reference guide shows hundreds of examples, including many pieces made using techniques never before documented in print. Each item is individually depicted in crisp, clear color photographs and thoroughly described. Rarities and other unusual pieces are accompanied by the author's insightful notes regarding the works uniqueness and key attributes.
What sets it apart from other reference works on the subject is the author's analysis and commentary, which will be of tremendous help to collector, dealer, and art historian alike. This book chronicles the author's personal quest to form a comprehensive collection that includes key innovations, techniques, styles and variations of Japanese cloisonné. Art enthusiasms will undoubtedly feel the excitement and the exhilaration of knowing that there is virtually an unlimited potential to find Japanese cloisonné treasures. The author as specialized in collecting Japanese cloisonné enamels for nearly thirty years, focusing on unusual techniques and variations. A large percentage of the items that illustrate this book are marked or artist-signed. The author's meticulous explication of the various artists and workshop add a value to the book that must be seen to be appreciated. Many of the techniques, marks and signatures depicted in this book have never been thoroughly discussed or photographically documented in any previously-published works on the subject. This profusely photographed guide is destined to become the definitive reference work for the Japanese cloisonné aficionado. For those in the art profession or the antique trade, this book is an indispensable resource and tool.
Published by Gary Yoshino & Associates, California, 2007
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