Kakiemon Porcelain: A Handbook
Author: Menno Fitski; c. 300 colour illustrations, 176 pages, paperback
Kakiemon Porcelain: A Handbook celebrates the breathtaking beauty of the ceramic masterpieces of seventeenth-century Japan. Menno Fitski, Curator of East Asian Art at the Rijksmuseum, provides in this book a comprehensive overview of Japanese and European sources and collections, giving a fresh perspective on Kakiemon to anyone interested in studying pieces in collections worldwide. The book contains over 300 colour images, many from the extensive collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and offers a wealth of detail to illustrate stylistic points. Kakiemon Porcelain: A Handbook presents all the practical tools necessary for the attribution and dating of Kakiemon porcelain. The Kakiemon style and characteristics are exhaustively analysed against the background of trade and reception developments. It is the first English-language monograph on Kakiemon porcelain, which was a high point in the history of ceramics and a major influence on European porcelain manufacture. A must for Kakiemon collectors, professionals and enthusiasts alike, and for anyone interested in Japanese ceramics.