Shiwan Ceramics: Beauty, Color, and Passion | Fredrikke S. Scollard and Terese Tse Bartholomew | ISBN: 0-9609784-0-2 | Paperback | 1994
From historical records we know that Shiwan, now a part of the city of Foshan, has been exporting pottery in large quantities to all parts of Southeast Asia since the Song dynasty. Literature on Shiwan is scarce. In recent years, however, there has been an increasing interest in the study of Shiwan pottery, especially in Hong Kong because of its close ties to Guangzhou and its proximity to the kiln sites.
San Francisco has the oldest Chinese community in the United States and the majority of these Chinese are of Cantonese origin. This book sites collectors and collections with great detail in English and Chinese. There as sections to aid the collector and researcher in dating Shiwan Pottery and Styles of artists.
Condition: Used, like new, Shrink Wrapped, 110 Pages, full color. Dimensions: 8-1/4”w x 11-1/2”h x ¼”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.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
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