COLLECTION - Netsuke, inro, snuff bottles, pendants and jade carvings
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Wood Netsuke of a mouse eating
a bean, the pod beneath him.
A good and rare four case tan Inro. The tan ground is decorated with three rats stealing eggs. One pulls the tail of another, which lies on its back holding an egg, the third is peering into the bowl of eggs. All in shades of gold, silver, and natural coloured takamakie with nashiji interior. Signed: Zeshin (Shibata was his family name) probably an early work.
An interactive, reference
catalogue, of an exceptionally fine collection with over 645 colour
ISBN 0 9539341 0 1
A valuable and beautiful reference work designed for the serious collector's library!
snuff bottle, pale grey with a russet brown skin exceptionally well
carved to depict a mounted bannerman in full ceremonial regalia,
galloping with his banner flowing behind him; his banner, hat, clothes
and the trappings and the naturalistic forms of the horse all
brilliantly carved and beneath the horse, a lingzhi; the bulbous bottle
exceptionally well hollowed.
Over 645 colour photographs including close-ups of signatures and seals. Plus detailed descriptions with interesting, and important, new reference notes by the world's leading experts.
collection has since been split up and distributed to various family
This digital reference book is far more versatile
than the printed page and so easy to use.
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