A Vindication of the Decorated Pottery of Japan

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private circulation, not for sale, 1891 - Pottery - 63 pages
A response to a review of Bowes' book, Japanese Pottery.

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Page 59 - ... céramique japonaise with illustrations in the text and coloured plates, (in L'Art japonais par L. Gonse, vol. II pp. 239-334), folio, Paris, 1883. Bowes, JL Japanese Pottery. With Notes describing the Emblems, Poetical Associations, and other Thoughts and Subjects employed in the decoration of the Wares on account of the Festivals, and of some of the Customs of Japan XXXI+576 pp.
Page 59 - ... not only one of the most beautiful but one of the most practically useful in the world.
Page 59 - Japanese pottery; with notes describing the thoughts and subjects employed in its decoration, and illustrations from examples in the Bowes collection.
Page 1 - ... or afflictions even of the most depraved, taught both by what nature discloses and by what she conceals, " Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels." He rigorously eschewed the discussion of religious topics, especially those of a controverted character. He never could be beguiled into personal controversy, insisting that every line of a newspaper belonged to the public that paid for it, and could not honestly be perverted to the gratification of the...
Page 36 - H. 8>£ in. 366.77. OTA WARE. The kiln at Ota, near Yokohama, was established after the opening of the harbour, by a merchant named Suzuki Yasubei, for the purpose of manufacturing an imitation of the Satsuma ware, the materials being procured from the province of Satsuma. He brought over a Kiyomidzu porcelain-maker named Kozan, who was living at Makudsu-ga-hara, in Kioto, and who worked with such success that the original Satsuma ware lost its value.
Page 62 - Japanese art they areas beautiful as they are diverse; and the book, with Its sumptuous reproductions, can scarcely fail to charm both the connoisseur and the student of Eastern art.
Page 20 - ... two tea bowls, two water cups, and two flower vases, all arranged on either side in pairs ; and on the lower shelf the same arrangement is carried out, a lectern in the centre, with two flower vases and two candlesticks, all of which are disposed in pairs.
Page 4 - American collectors, who have become so absorbed in the contemplation of these early chajin wares that they are apparently unable to see any beauty in the artistic works produced during the past two centuries, when Japan, secure in peace and closed to foreign influence, under the able rule of the great Tokugawa family, made such wonderful advances in every branch of art.
Page 25 - In another lot he will use his nom deplume, or the name of the village, or the poetic name of his house or garden. For these reasons the Japanese expert depends almost entirely on the characters derived from the paste, neither glaze nor decoration being relied upon. One must become familiar with the different earths used in the making. Of course a familiarity with the stamps and marks is essential, but these are often counterfeited. Particularly are those counterfeited which are in great demand by...

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