Faces: Character and Wisdom in Shiwan Ceramic Sculpture | Paperback | Barry Till | ISBN: 0-88885-224- X | 2005
Among the ceramic sculptures of China, none can rival the Shiwan figures in terms of modeling, vivid expression, and colorful glazes. IT is an art form of pure Cantonese taste, and the pieces reflect the characteristics of the Cantonese people — bold, earthy and fun-loving.” This little book includes: History of Shiwan, Clay, Glazes; Symbolism of the Human and Animal Sculptures; and Potters. All in vivid color and written in English.
Condition: Used, like new, Shrink Wrapped. 96 Pages in full color. Dimensions: 9-0”w x 8-0”h x1/4””d.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
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Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection