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Oliver Impey and Malcolm Fairley with a contribution by Yamazaki Tsuyoshi
The second part of the catalogue of the ceramic holdings of the Collection focuses on another great artist-entrepreneur, Yabu Meizan (1853-1934), and illustrates 168 of his earthenwares and those of his contemporaries and imitators, minutely decorated in enamels and gold over a characteristic crackled ground.
These wares, under the misleading name of 'Satsuma', were the most popular of the Japanese craft products which dazzled the Western world in the era of the great exhibitions.
A further essay by Impey and Fairley demolishes the various myths about the origin of 'Satsuma' put about by Japanese and Western writers in the late 19th-century, while a biography of Yabu Meizan by Yamazaki Tsuyoshi, illustrated with copious examples of his work from the Yabu family archive and from contemporary illustrations, sheds fascinating light on the evolution of his style and working methods.
The late Dr Oliver Impey was formerly Senior Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, and Reader in Japanese Art, University of Oxford. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and the author of many books.
Malcolm Fairley is formerly of Sotheby's and Barry Davies Oriental Art; he is now owner of Malcolm Fairley Ltd. - Japanese Works of Art in London. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and an expert on all aspects of Meiji period art.
Clare Pollard is curator of the East Asian Collections at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, author of "'Master Potter of Meiji Japan' Mazuku Kozan (1842 - 1916) and his Workshop" and writer on Japanese ceramics.
Yamazaki Tsuyoshi is curator at the Fine Arts Division of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and formerly curator at Osaka City Museum.
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