Over 3500 items of popular Chinese and Japanese antiques—such as blue-and-white ginger jars, richly carved lacquer boxes, and jade jewelry—receive illustrated, detailed, and up-to-date coverage in this excellent entry in the popular Miller’s Buyer’s Guide series. It’s first divided by type of ware (such as furniture and ceramics) and then subdivided by country for ease of reference. Each section contains practical guidance on collecting, what to be aware of when starting out, how to spot fakes, and ways to avoid making expensive mistakes.
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Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since become one of the world's leading antiques experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' and hosted the BBC TV series 'The House Detectives', ITV's 'Antiques Trail', and Discovery's 'It's Your Bid'. She has appeared on 'The Martha Stewart Show' and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.
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