This volume was originally published by Kodansha as part of a limited deluxe 12 volume set in 1974, this critically acclaimed and now scarce masterpiece has been issued in a standard edition with no compromise in the quality of scholarship or production, handsomely cloth-bound with an attractive slipcase.
"In 1974 the display of Chinese ceramics of all types covering all periods from the second century B.C. to the nineteenth century A.D. is not only as representative of this great art as any other museum, but it also contains each class at least one, often several, of the acknowledge masterpieces. The same applies to the Japanese porcelain. The Islamic pottery is also fully representative, while the Turkish pottery of the Isnik kilns is one of the three finest collections in the world. Only in the field of Korean porcelain, where the collection is no more than fair, is it still necessary to acquire a fuller range of outstanding pieces." excerpt from the introductory text by Douglas Barrett, Keeper of the Department of Oriental Antiquities.
Published by Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, 1981
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