The Peacock’s Feather: Gentlemen’s Jewelry of Old Japan | Joseph Kurstin & Gilles Lorin | Hardcover | 2007
Drawing from numerous individual collections, this catalog was published to coincide with the exhibition of netsuke, inro and sagemono at the Morikami Museum in conjunction with the 2007 International Netuske Society Convention. The pieces displayed here are among the finest examples in private hands and certainly rival those of the world s major museum collections. Included are over 50 netsuke, 39 inro with netsuke, and nearly 20 other sagemono. Each piece is given a brief description with insights into the artists and subject matter. This catalog provides a rare opportunity to see some of these incredible works of art never seen or seldom shown before. Condition: Excellent in its original shrink wrap. Dimensions:9-1/4” w x 12-0”h x ½”w.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection