Woodblock Printed Book of Sample Ceramic Designs with some stunning colour designs
[Japan] Very scarce work marked, 'Not for Sale' on colophon page. Edited and published by Kuroda Masanori (c1870-1919) of Fukuoka, who was a student of Gottfried Wagner's at the Tokyo Worker Training School (present day Tokyo Institute of Technology) and would later become principal of the Seto Ceramics School. The title in Japanese is, 'Tojiki Isho Hyohon' and the book was published for the Japanese Ceramics Association (Dai Nippon Yogyo Kyokai). One copy in the National Diet Library, Tokyo.
Tokyo. Kuroda Masanori. 1895.
30pp (plus one fold-out page). 24.3 x 16.5cm.
In good condition. Covers worn with some spotting. Internally good to very good with some age wear and a few marks, but nothing serious. b33070984