The Cohen Collection


Neil K. Davey & Robert Hall


Japanese Netsuke with Ojime and Lacquer Inro


Chinese Antique Snuff Bottles, Pendants, Ivory and Jade Carvings


Netsuke, inro, snuff bottles and jade carvings - 645 colour photographs, signatures close-ups.  Described by Neil K. Davey and Robert Hall

The Cohen Collection

Fine Netsuke, Inro, Snuff Bottles, Pendants, Ivory & Jade


A reference catalogue of 'The Cohen Collection' of fine antique netsuke, inro, snuff bottles, pendants and jade carvings.  An interactive reference catalogue of many fine 18th century Asian antiques, 645 colour photographs (with close ups of all signatures and seals) fully described by either Neil K. Davey, or Robert Hall.   A valuable and beautiful reference work for those interested in collecting, designed for the connoisseur's library!

This is an easy to use website that has many advantages, that are impossible in a book and it really is a beautiful reference work for the serious collector and expert.

Originally published as a CD-ROM, but now available as a website at





The fine Japanese part of this impressive collection consists of:

57 Netsukes, 62 Inro and lacquer works of art, 3 Ivory carvings.

Detailed descriptions and reference notes by

Neil K. Davey

(Senior director of the Japanese Department of Sotheby's London, now with Bonhams)


"There are fine examples from Kyoto, Osaka, Edo, Nagoya, Gifu and Hakata, as well as unsigned and unattributable pieces from the early 18th to the late 19th century.  .  .  . By some standards the collection is not large.   However, it does not need to be, there is much to be said for quality, rather than quantity and the present collection has the former in abundance."

Neil K. Davey




The Chinese part of 'The Cohen Collection' consists of:
82 Snuff bottles, 74 Pendants, 25 Jade & hardstone carvings.

Detailed descriptions and reference notes by

Robert Hall


"It is a tribute to the Cohen's artistic awareness that they have been able to assemble so many works of art in these two areas, while maintaining the common bonds of excellent workmanship, charming subject matter and, above all, that elusive bit of 'magic' (for want of a better word) that turns an inanimate object into something special and important."

Robert Hall

Also with contributions by Richard Marchant, Clare Lawrence (Clare Chu) and Roger Kerverne. 

Includes Silhouette Picture Snuff Bottles, Cameo Carved, Inside Painted, Imperial Yellow, Overlay Glass and Well Hollowed.  Jade Mutton Fat, Celadon, Russet Skin, Imperial and Suzhou.

See Some More Photographs from this Collection

Information From the Publisher

Read Some More 'Quotes'

Some Interesting Videos

Articles for Collectors of Asian Antiques

To help Collectors of Asian Antiques by John Neville Cohen, full of useful information

Important Warning - Click to Read Before Buying Anything Online
'The Brutal Truth about Buying Chinese Antiques'

Asian antiques, Limited edition prints, photography, Jacey Cinema history, Jensen CV8  541S, Postage Stamp Album, Netsuke, Snuff Bottles, Jade

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Articles for New Collectors  

(Author John Neville Cohen)
 Invaluable help for collectors of Asian antiques. How to buy and avoid the most common mistakes, when buying antiques, particularly netsuke, inro, snuff bottles and jade.

The Cohen Collection  
Asian antiques (645 colour photos of fine Japanese and Chinese antique; netsuke, inro, ojime, snuff bottles, pendants & jade carvings) all fully described by renowned experts Neil K. Davey + Robert Hall. An essential reference work for the serious collector that is beautiful and very easy to use.

Joseph Cohen & The History of Jacey Cinemas Ltd 
Information on our family business created by my Grandfather Joseph Cohen.

British Classic Jensen Cars  
(Author John Neville Cohen) Very informative about the rare Jensen 541S & CV8 sports cars, particularly about the little known superb Jensen 541S manual drive, a classic car with lots of photos.

Copyright Free or Royalty Free Stock Photographs  
These are very low cost 18MB photographs that will not date!

A 'Special Effects' Course  
(Author John Neville Cohen)
 Amazing to see what can be done in pure  photography without any expensive equipment, computer, or darkroom.  All is achieved with a projector - the magical 'Magic Lantern'.  All details of this extraordinary technique is clearly explained and all for free!

Poetic Portfolio  
Fascinating photographic exhibition of 'The Magic Lantern' award winning 'special effect' photographs by John Neville Cohen.

La Alcazaba Apartment in Puerto Banus For Sale 
Outstanding 3 double bedroom apartment, all on one level, for sale at La Alcazaba, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain.

Investment Opportunities  
Opportunities, Property items for Sale.

Commercial Photography  
Professional photography and graphic design by Actuality photodigital.

Postage Stamps For Little People  
See all the pages and paintings for a unique way of collecting stamps.

The Planning & Paintings for The Album  
Shows the first sketches and paintings and an amusing letter.

Marilyn Monroe, Sir Michael Balcon, Arthur Miller, Cecil Day-Lewis & Daniel Day- Lewis 
The not so distant famous relatives of the Bind side of John's family.

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