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In Search of Netsuke and Inro


George A. Cohen

Japanese Netsuke with Ojime and Lacquer Inro

With a Forward by Douglas J. K. Wright

In Search of Netsuke & Inro, by George A. Cohen

In Search of Netsuke & Inro

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The Cohen Collection

An important private collection consisting of 280 selected netsuke in ivory and wood together with 76 choice inro - all complete with ojime and netsuke - as well as several fine lacquer boxes, are all individually described

The connoisseur will appreciate the excellent work of several 18th century master carvers as well as that of more recent artists. 

This book differs from most other studies, as it is not purely technical, although it contains useful and practical information. 

In the hope of attracting new enthusiasts the author has written an entertaining account of his personal experiences in forming this collection, relating many amusing incidents as well as describing the pleasure and satisfaction to be enjoyed by those who collect these elusive miniatures of Japanese art.

This rare book (now out of print) was published in the UK by 'The Jacey Group of Companies' in 1974

ISBN 9780950410500

This reference work is now available.


The Cohen Collection


Chinese Antique Snuff Bottles, Pendants, Ivory and Jade Carvings

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)


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


Now both are available, for everyone to enjoy, on the Internet





Articles for Collectors of Asian Antiques

For new collectors by John Neville Cohen, full of useful information



To John Neville Cohen's dedicated site for Painting with Light Limited edition (only 8 of each) picture, fine art prints for sale.

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 
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.

John Neville Cohen's blog

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