Exported Old Imari Ceramic Road


Publisher Seigensha

ISBN 9784861522901

Idea Code 11084

Arita ware originated in the beginning of the 17th century when layer of kaolin, the main component of porcelain, was discovered and the first porcelain kiln was built in present-day Arita Town, Saga Prefecture. Arita ware is also called Imari ware because the products of the Arita kiln were mainly shipped from a nearby port of Imari. Arita-Imari ware was exported to Europe in large quantities through trade between Japan and the Netherlands in the mid-17th to mid 18th centuries. These beautiful pieces of earthenware from the Orient won tremendous acclaim in Europe and influenced the European porcelain industry. This small booklet depicts many of these examples.

144 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese.


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Exported Old Imari Ceramic Road