Oriental ceramic art
W T. 1820-1894 Walters, Stephen W. 1844-1908 Bushell and William Mackay Laffan
||New York: D. Appleton and company
||Jan 1, 1899
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THE late William Thompson Walters, of Baltimore, died on November 20, 1894. The work which is here briefly introduced was begun by him nearly fifteen years before. At his death he left it practically completed. It only remained, therefore, for those intrusted with its details to assemble the several parts and discharge the mechanical duties necessary to its publication. That publication is now entered upon in conformity with his expressed wishes and instructions, and as, had he lived, he would himself have had it. Furthermore, it is done in the belief that it will add one more to the many useful things that were the outcome of his purposeful and well-filled life. Mr. Walters was the first American to create a collection of Oriental ceramics, and in the many years that he devoted to the subject he became more and more impressed with the need there was of some authoritative work respecting it — a work which should treat, with such precision as was possible, of its origin, its history, and its qualities, and take it in at least some slight decoree from that vasiue and in determinate condition in which all contemporary or recent European writers have left it. Not that the literature of Oriental porcelain is copious in any modern tongue, but that those who have written best about it have had hardly anything to say, while those who have written at any length have been capricious, empirical, and only too misleading. The only way in which this purpose could be effected, if at all, was to seek in China itself whatever historical matter might exist in relation to the one distinguishing art of that country, the art of the potter.
Table of contents
OMENTAL CERAMIC ART
CHAPTER I. ORIGIN OF PORCELAIN.
CHAPTER II. RELATIONS OF CHINESE, KOREAN, AND JAPANESE CERAMICS.
CHAPTER III. INTRODUCTION TO THE CLASSIFICATIONS OF CHINESE PORCELAIN. INSCRIPTIONS. CHRONOLOGY.
CHAPTER IV. MARKS ON CHINESE PORCELAIN. MARKS OF DATE. HALLMARKS. MARKS OF DEDICATION AND FELICITATION. MARKS OF COMMENDATION. MARKS IN THE FORM OF DEVICES.
CHAPTER V. CLASSIFICATION OF CHINESE PORCELAIN. PRIMITIVE PERIOD. SUNG DYNASTY.--JU YAO. KUAN YAO. TING YAO. LUNG-CH'CAN YAO. KO YAO. TUNG-CH'ING YAO. CHUN'YAO. THREE FACTORIES AT CHI-CHOU, CHIEN-CHOU, AND TZ'U-CHOU. UTENSILS OF SUNG PORCELAIN.
CHAPTER Vl. YUAN DYNASTY.
CHAPTER VII. MING DYNASTY. REIGNS OF HUNG-WU, YUNG-LO, HSUAN-TE, CH'ENG-HUA, HUNG-CHIH, CHENG-TE, CHIA-CHING, LUNG-CH'ING,WAN-LI, T'IEN-CH'I, CH'UNG-CHEN.
CHAPTER VIII. TECHNIQUE DURING THE MING PERIOD.--COLORS. EMBOSSING. CHISELING. OPENWORK CARVING. GILDED DECORATION.--DECORATIONS IN ENAMELS. FIRING.
CHAPTER IX. CHING-TE-CHEN. THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY.
CHAPTER X. THE K'ANG-HSI PERIOD
CHAITER X. LETTERS OF PERE D'ENTRECOLLES.
CHAPTER XII. THE YUNG-CHENG PERIOD.
CHAPTER XIII. OFFICIAL LIST OF THE DESIGNS AND COLORS PRODUCED AT THE IMPERIAL MANUFACTORY IN THE REIGN OF YUNG-CHENG
CHAPTER XIV. THE CH'IEN-LUNG PERIOD.
CHAPTER XV.THE TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANUFACTURE OF PORCELAIN DESCRIBED BY T'ANG YING.
CHAPTER XVI.MODERN PERIOD (1796-1895). IMPERIAL LIST OF THE YEAR 1864.
CHAPTER XVII. THE FORMS OF PORCELAIN OBJECTS AND THEIR USES IN CHINA.
CHAPTER XVIII. PECULIAR TECHNICAL PROCESSES. CRACKLE PORCELAIN. FURNACE TRANSMUTATIONS. SOUFFLES. LAQUE BURGAUTEE, PIERCED AND " RICE-GRAIN " DESIGNS. WHITE SLIP, ETC.
CHAPTER XIX. CHINESE CEKAMIC COLORS.
CHAPTER XX. MOTIVES OF DECORATION OF CHINESE PORCELAIN.
CHAPTER XXI. PORCELAIN MADE FOR EXPORTATION. SPECIAL FORMS AND DESIGNS. INDIAN CHINA. ARMORIAL CHINA. JESUIT CHINA. HINDU STYLE. ORIENTAL PORCELAIN DECORATED IN EUROPE. --IMITATIONS.
CHAPTER XXII. PORCELAIN PRODUCTION IN THE OTHER PROVINCES OF CHINA. THE WHITE PORCELAIN OF THE PROVINCE OF FUCHIEN. THE YI-HSING BOCCARO WARE OF THE PROVINCE OF KIANGSU. THE POTTERIES OF THE PROVINCE OF KUANGTUNG.
CHAPTER XXIII. CHINESE BIBLIOGRAPHY IN RELATION TO THE CERAMIC ART.
CHAPTER XXIV. KOREA.
CHAPTER XXV. CERAMIC ART OF JAPAN.
CHAPTER XXVI. A GENERAL SKETCH OF THE CERAMIC ART OF JAPAN.*
CHAPTER XXVII. THE PRINCIPAL CERAMIC WARES OF JAPAN. OWARI POTTERY AND PORCELAIN. KYOTO WARES. HIZEN PRODUCTIONS: OLD IMARI PORCELAINS, HIRADO BLUE AND WHITE, ETC, SATSUMA FAIENCES, KUTANI OR KAGA WARES.