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A stronger, less sugarwhite porcelain with molded or incised decoration was
produced — called shu fu (central palace) ware from the presence of these ... In
certain repects metal- work was the most conservative of the decorative arts.
Decorative effect is certainly one of the main characteristics of Japanese art,
which accounts for the frequent happy merging of painting and decorative art
techniques. Designs on decorative objects frequently resemble paintings, and
A Chinese artist, Shen Ch'iian (Nan-p'- in) was a merchant staying at Nagasaki
from 1729 to 1731. Using bright colours, he painted flower-and-bird subjects in a
sensitive decorative style, as can be seen in his "Birds, Flowers, Bamboo and ...
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