An excellent pictorial reference book especially for novice collectors looking to train their eyes regarding how genuine pieces are supposed to look. Highly recommended with wonderful color photos throughout the entire volume. Four main sections addressing Satsuma, Imari, Hirado and Kutani. With so much fake imari and inferior satsuma on the internet these days, this is a must-have guide for novices collecting in these areas.
We have two of these books: This one has been sitting on our shelves for years as an extra copy and is unused and brand new save for some very minor scuffing to the jacket as other books have touched it on our shelves. An opportunity to pick-up an essential reference book at a 30 percent discount even to Amazon.com's price. (How often does that happen...? ) We would be most gratified if a new collector or novice were able to acquire this book from us, and ask fellow dealers and experts to refrain and let one of the "newbies" get it.