Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400

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<i>Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers</i> is the first catalog of its kind to examine the exquisite Chinese brown and black glazed wares (including those commonly ... known as Temmoku), tracing their evolution and development from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Illustrated with fine and important pieces from famous museum and private collections, it includes excellent essays and definitive entries by Robert D. Mowry, with contributions on specific historical and technical aspects by Eugene Farrell and Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere. Reviewed by many experts, this book has become a standard textbook for students of Chinese ceramics and an essential reference for collectors, scholars, and other interested readers. Read more Show Less

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1996 Paperback New 0916724883. FLAWLESS COPY-280 pages, 7 3/4 x 11", 112 color illustrations. -Although Chinese brown-and black-glazed ceramics rank among the most impressive ... accomplishments of the potter's art and while scholars have long recognized their importance, this catalogue accompanied the first ever exhibition in the United States to feature such wares. Tracing the evolution of these dark-glazed ceramics from the 5th to the 15th century, this catalogue focuses on wares from the "Golden Age, " which encompasses the Song (960-1279), the Jin (1115-1234), and the Yuan (1279-1368) dynasties. The influence of these ceramics extends to the present, as potters around the world seek inspiration in their exquisite shapes and glazes. The essays in the book focus on recent archaeological excavations that shed light on the dating, development, and evolution of various kiln sites and examine the relationship of these wares to Japanese ceramics. Scientific analyses, full-color reproductions, and complete catal Read more Show Less

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  • ISBN-13: 9780916724887
  • Publisher: Harvard University Art Museums
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Lenders to the Exhibition 7
Foreword 9
Preface 11
Acknowledgments 17
Map 20
Chronology 21
Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics: An Overview 23
Defining Temmoku: Jian Ware Tea Bowls Imported into Japan 43
Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics of the Song Dynasty: Technical Considerations 59
Catalogue of the Exhibition 79
Selected Bibliography 272
Photographic Credits 280
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