For those of you interested in early westerners in Japan these stereoviews will be of great interest. They depict a home in what I pretty sure is Japan but filled with Victorian furniture. The last photo in the group is presumably the owner of the home and some friends.
This book is an excellent addition to the library any collector, dealer or scholar. To date, it is hands down the best reference available on this type of Chinese enamel. The books starts with a well written introduction and discussion of the mechanics of making cloisonne, followed by a very good study of dating and the value of various marked pieces in establishing some criteria. The second half of the book is an extensive and well photographed collection of Chinese cloisonne, many pieces have multiple pictures of the bottom, inside, and marks.
The full introduction to the auction catalog.
Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art
Assembled by Yamanaka & Company, Inc.
Now in process of liquidation under the supervision of the
ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN
of the United States of America
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