Miniature Arts of China and Japan by Barry Till


The miniature art forms discussed in this publication express the delight of the Chinese and the Japanese in small things and their aptitude for exquisite workmanship on a tiny scale. The Gallery possesses more than 500 miniature pieces dating from the 18th to the 20th century including snuff bottles, opium boxes, pith paintings, sword guards, netsuke toggles, and Okimono sculptures. Profusely illustrated and accompanied by a scholarly text, this original hardcover publication sheds new light on an art form that, while often referred to as the minor arts, represents the highest standards of Chinese and Japanese art.

Condition: Fine, unused with an unbroken spine and with perfect dust jacket.