IMA131 - NEW BOOK
Idemitsu Museum of Arts: KOSOMETSUKE TO SHONZUI. Kosometsuke and Shonzui: The Blue and White Tea Ceramics of Japanese Admiration. Tokyo, 2013. 63 pp. B/w colour text plates throughout. 30x21 cm. Paper.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Idemitsu of Arts in 2013 showing late Ming dynasty Chinese blue-and-white ceramics known as kosometsuke and shonzui, highly popular in Japan at the time and used in the tea ceremony known as wabi-cha. These wares were made in Jingdezhen, often to specific commission from Japanese merchants. The exhibits from the Museum's collection and many never previously published. Copiously illustrated. Foreword and captions to plates in English. Main text in Japanese.
Subjects: Ceramics Tea
Available, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 27 in printed List 193.
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