Friday, October 27, 2017
National Potteries Corporation AKA Napco originated in 1938 Bedford, OH
Moved to Florida in 1984 concentrating on floral items.
Family owned business of the Naito family of Portland, OR. Incorporated in 1958 as Norcrest China Company.
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Monday, October 9, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Living National Treasures (LNT) Ceramics
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The original kiln, Yazaemon of Arita began in 1804. The kiln was run by the Matsumoto family. The fifth generation began exporting to North America and Europe.
Gold Imari was produced by Arita Bussan, registered in Nagoya. (1959-1984)
Monday, May 8, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
If anyone has a chance to visit Japan take time to check out the used bookstores for books on Japanese ceramics. There are some chain stores like "Book Off" and "Tsutaya" that sell used books. There is a great old book shop area in Umeda, Osaka that has used books, rare books, prints and such. There is also some little bookstores in Osaka, near the American Consulate. In Tokyo there in an area where they have many old bookstores, but the name escapes me right now. Regular bookstores usually have a section on ceramics with new books published within the last few years.
Many exhibitions and museum shops carry very nice catalogs and books on Japanese ceramics.
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Shida Yaki was made in Shiota, Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture, Japan from the Edo period. It was made for the general public. It reached the height of its popularity in the mid-to late 19th century. Common things to look for in identifying Shida Yaki are the multiple stilt marks, and the pictured scenes, generally in a broad stroke.