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This comprehensive study of Japanese cloisonne enamels, focuses on treasures from the outstanding collections of the V&A and Edwin Davies, O.B.E. This includes enamels produced in the 'Golden Age' of production of around 1880 to 1910, but also objects made in the last twenty years. The techniques and social history behind the craft are examined in detail alongside newly commissioned photography revealing the artistry and meticulous work behind each unique piece.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851774821
ISBN-10: 1851774823
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 210mm x 20mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: V & A Publications
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Gregory Irvine

Gregory Irvine is Curator in the Asian Department of the V&A, where he specializes in Japanese metalwork. He is the author of The Japanese Sword: The Soul of the Samurai (V&A 2000).

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