From exquisite jars bowls bottles and dishes to the elegantly sculpted chan patriarch bodhidharma and the gorgeous vase with flowers of the four seasons how to read chinese ceramics is a captivating introduction to one of the greatest artistic traditions in asian culture. How to read chinese ceramics the metropolitan museum of art how to read denise patry leidy on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers chinese ceramics are among the most significant and widely collected decorative arts produced anywhere in the world. How to identify marks on chinese porcelain reading chinese porcelain marks understand how to read the marks on the base of most chinese porcelain the marks should be read from top to bottom and from right to left look for one to three columns or rows of marks if you find a piece with just one row of marks you have likely discovered a fake. By denise patry leidy this addition to the ongoing how to read series focuses on the rich history of chinese ceramics geared to appeal to a nonspecialist audience the series is intended to guide the reader through the subject matter and show them how to read works of art from around the world ranging from antiquity to the present broadening their understanding of these works and their . This new installment in the successful how to read series enlightens readers on chinese ceramics of all kinds using highlights from the outstanding collection of the metropolitan museum of art as a teaching tool accessible to a general audience and written by an expert on the subject this book explains and interprets 40 masterworks of
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