Condition: Excellent

Netsuke Vol I : The Four Centuries of Masterpieces–The Trump Collection (English & German) | Patrizia Jirka-Schmitz | Hardcover | ISBN 10: 3925369880

Worn by Japanese men as decorative sash toggles, Netsuke were attracting the attention of the Europeans by the late 19th century. Today these delightful art objects are coveted by collectors throughout the world. Netsuke motifs can be mythical beings and insects, molluscs and reptiles, animals that seemed exotic to the Japanese of the Edo and Meiji eras, as well as Dutchmen and other Europeans, Consumate, mastery of the carver’s craft in a variety of materials. Among them boxwood, ivory, horn, hornbill, coral, tortoiseshell and lacquer, distinguishes these miniature works of art. The masterpieces created by famous carvers like Yoshimura Shuzan (1700-1773) and Ohara Mitsuhiro (1810-1878) shaped aesthetic developments in this art medium.

Published by Amoldsche Art Publishers, 1st Edition, 2000. 299 pages, 325 illustrations, 218 in color. Text in English and German.Hardcover. Book Condition: New and in flawless Excellent condition with its original dust jacket and shrink wrap. Dimensions: 9-0” x 11.8”.

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