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Excerpt from Chinese and Japanese Porcelains and Potteries, Far Eastern and European Objects of Art: The Collection of the Late Thomas Allen, Boston, Mass;, Former President of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; To Be Sold by Order of His Son Mr. Thomas Allen, Jr., Executor Things Japanese are nowadays such a familiar story, that it is hard to realize that it is only about seventy years - the span of a man's life - since Admiral Perry sailed into Uraga Bay to open to the world unknown Japan. Not until ten years had passed was Japan safe for the foreigner. It took another decade or so for Paris to discover Japanese art. Forty-odd years ago, when Mr. Allen was a young artist in Paris, interest was high in the art of J apan - the screens, the lacquer work, the cunningly wrought sword mounts, the delicately carved ivories, the porcelains and potteries, the Japanese color prints, so despised in the country of their origin that they had first come to Paris, not as works of art, but as waste-paper used for wrapping porcelains. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.