Over 3500 items of popular Chinese and Japanese antiques such as blue-and-white ginger jars, richly carved lacquer boxes, and jade jewellery are illustrated and described here. All the prices and market information have been updated for this edition. The book is divided into different type of ware (e.g furniture, ceramics) and then sub-divided by country for ease of reference. Each section contains practical guidance on collecting, what to be aware of when starting out, how to spot fakes, and avoid making expensive mistakes.
Table of Contents
Chinese blue & white ceramics; Chinese polychrome ceramics; Chinese monochrome ceramics Japanese ceramics; Korean ceramics; Chinese antiquities; Chinese jade; Japanese inro & netsuke; Chinese ivory; Japanese ivory; Chinese lacquer ware; Chinese wood; Japanese lacquer ware Japanese wood; Chinese furniture; Japanese furniture; Chinese robes & textiles; Japanese robes & textiles; Chinese snuff bottles & glass; Chinese bronze; Chinese cloisonn; Chinese silver; Japanese bronze; Japanese cloisonn; Japanese iron; Japanese silver; Japanese arms & armour.