LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES IN LEATHER BOX, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 6; 310 pages with 3400 Chinese marks. Includes colour images of a few pieces, plus a zoom image of the marks.; Reference book of marks on Chinese Ceramics.
"I cannot claim with certainty that this is the definitive version of a book on this subject even with approaching 3400 marks. However there can now only be a small number of marks, if any, prior to the 20th century that are not included. It has become increasingly evident that a range of totally new but nevertheless spurious marks have appeared on reproduction items made in recent years - such is the way of the world and for obvious reasons these have been avoided. The subject of Chinese ceramics has been a passion for me since I was a very young man. Fifty years is a very long time to have derived so much pleasure from these often breathtakingly beautiful objects and I now hope that in some very small way this work can contribute to other's understanding and pleasure in this field." excerpt from the introduction by Gerald Davison.
Published by Gerald Davison Ltd., 2010
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