A Survey of Japanese Ceramics, a Guide for the Collector and Dealer

Netherlands: Interbook International B.V., 1980. Hardbound. Red cloth with black, color-illustrated glossy dustjacket. 296 pp., with 16 color and 100 bw plates. VG/VG. Item #105498

This is from the dustwrapper: " This important and richly illustrated work dealing with Japanese ceramics, decoration, shapes, symbols and marks, provides a copious treatment of a very complicated subject. Maria Penkala does not confine her self to the aesthetic and technical aspect of ceramics, but sets it against a historical background. This very comprehensive book with its numerous interesting illustrations by the author should be of great value not only to the lovers of Japanese ceram ics, but also to the general collector. Archeological finds, have provided new evidence and facts to the fascinat ing development of shapes and deco ration. Much is added to our know ledge about the symbolism of ornamentation and the influence of Buddhism and Shinto..."

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