Antiques and collectibles reference eBooks available in Amazon Kindle Store

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Some of the collectible hobby’s best books have been out of print for more than a decade, only to be found in antiques stores themselves as part of a dealer’s private library. F+W Media, publisher of Antique Trader, is proud to offer a variety of its antiques and collectibles products in e-book form in Amazon’s Kindle store. Now you don’t have to spend $50 for that out-of-print title if you put an e-reader such as your Kindle or iPad to work! Read More +

Meiji Satsuma earthenware reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture

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Vibrantly and painstakingly crafted, Meiji Satsuma earthenware literally reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture, from the featured themes and motifs to the art form’s minute liquid gold embellishments and ivory to yellow fine-crackled glazes. Noted for their dense ornamentation, Satsuma can be embellished with borders of varying types and patterns, including enamel, geometric, brocade, scroll, latticework and lush florals. Read More +

Book Review: Symbols on Chinese Porcelain demystifies culture, artistry and nature

Symbols on Chinese Porcelain: 10,000 Times Happiness

Second only to the stunning photography, “Symbols on Chinese Porcelain” offers valuable context on why this porcelain style matters to the fine-art world, collectors and even philosophers. The book reveals the secrets of the symbols of good luck and the visual imagery of Chinese decorative elements by means of approximately 80 masterpieces of Chinese porcelain spanning 1,000 years. Read More +