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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #681368 (stock #B 092)
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Andon magazine, Vol. 11/2, no. 42. October 1992.
36 pp., 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous b/w illustrations.

Contents:
Pulverer, Gerhard, Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, pp. 31-42;
Groenewegen, Peter, Photography of prints and small objects, pp. 43-49;
Morse, Peter, Additional Drawings in Hokusai’s ‘Hundred Poets’ series, pp. 50-52;
Lane, Richard, Teenage mutant ninja: the book, p. 53;
Kress, Else, Travelling shrine in shape of an inro, p. 54/Front cover;
John Stevenson, Book reviews: Undercurrents in the Floating World, pp. 55-56.
Perfect condition.

In his very interesting article on Japanese woodblock prints and impressionism, Gerhard Pulverer cites examples from the Hokusai Manga over Edouard Manet and Whistler to Hiroshige, to Gustav Klimt, and to Aubrey Beardsley.

Item location: Europe.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1121950 (stock #BLib35)
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Trede, Melanie, and Julia Meech, Arts of Japan: The John C. Weber Collection. Berlin: Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst Staatliche Museen zu Berlin 2006. Softcover.
Catalog of 78 objects from the Weber collection, with essays by Quitman Eugene Phillips, Melanie Trede, Alexander Hoffman, and Terry Satsuki Milhaupt. Numerous color illustrations.
Like new condition
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #676509 (stock #B 064)
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Whang Ji Hyun, Huh Dong Hwa, Cha Su, Die Kunst der koreanischen Stickerei, Sammlung Huh Dong Hwa, Museum für Koreanische Stickerei (Museum of Korean Embroidery, Seoul). With foreword by Roger Goepper. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Koeln, 1987.
136 pp., 39 colour ills., 86 b/w ills. 27.5 x 22 cm. Paper. German text.
Perfect condition.

The catalogue presents Korean embroidered objects from a private Korean collection. Shown are Buddhist banners, sutra covers and wrappers (kesa), as well as screens, badges of rank (hyungbae) and smaller items such as women’s accessories, various kinds of pouches, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The collector, Mr. Huh Dong Hwa describes the changing styles and materials seen in Korean embroidery over the centuries, as well as the materials and techniques used, and he gives hints concerning handling and care of old embroideries.
Including: Bibliography, Embroidery techniques, Glossary with translation of Korean characters, art-historical and technical terms.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1980 item #773351 (stock #10504)
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Nakane, Chie, Japanese Society, Pelican Sociology series, Penguin books, 1981 (re-issue from the original from 1970). Standard work on the subject. Pocket issue.
Slight traces of usage, pages yellowed, some pencil remarks, basically good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #679155 (stock #B 089)
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Ducros Alain, Briot Alain, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono – convention 1994, Catalogue, 1994.
160 pp., 29 x 21 cm. Paper. French / English text Alain Ducros. Japanese summary and list of netsuke, 7 pages, Alain Briot. Numerous colour plates.
Outside cover slightly worn, otherwise perfect condition.

The catalogue is filled with illustrations of approximately 200 netsuke, 50 inro, various pipe cases, tobacco pouches, kiseruzutsu pipe holders, and other items worn hanging from the belt. Also provided are reproductions of pages from design bases, such as the Soken Kisho (1781), and other woodblock-printed books. Enlarged details and signatures are shown separately.
With a preface (French language only) by Guy de Lasteyrie, and introduction by Alain Ducros.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1123200 (stock #ALib26)
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Ho, Wai-kam, Sherman E. Lee, Laurence Sickman and Mar F. Wilson, Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting. The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art (and Indiana University Press) 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket.
Some wear and tear to dustjackets.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #356662 (stock #B 058)
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Standard work on Ryukyuan inro: Kress, Else and Heinz Kress, with an introduction by Josef Kreiner, Inro of the Ryukyus, Lacquered Medicine Containers, Bonn, 2002, 127 pp., over 100 colour ills., 10 b/w ills., 21 x 18.5 cm, Paper. English text. Perfect condition.

Catalogue of an exhibition of inro from the Ryukyu islands (today Okinawa), including 42 inro from museums worldwide and 46 inro from the collection of Heinz and Else Kress. Published at the occasion of the 4th International Conference of Okinawan Studies 2001/2002, Japanologisches Seminar, University of Bonn, in co-operation with the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Introductory essay on culture and history of the Ryukyus by Prof. Josef Kreiner, director of the Department of Japanese Studies, University Bonn.
Examples range from of the finest quality inro, made to order for the court and shoguns, to colourful “mingei-style” (folk art) inro. All techniques found on Ryukyuan lacquer inro as well as carved wood inro are shown. Drawings and illustrations of all techniques seen on inro as well as on other lacquer objects.

Several copies of this book are available.

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #356809 (stock #B 059)
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Kress, Else, Kress Heinz, Inro shita-e, Design Drawings from a Japanese Lacquer Workshop, including a facsimile reproduction of an album containing 200 lacquer design drawings. Köln, 2003, 358 pp., over 393 colour ills., lavishly illustrated. 30 x 23 cm, Paper. English text. Perfect condition.
In-depth study on the use of design drawings in Japanese lacquer workshops in the 18th and 19th centuries. The study is based on the Kress inro archives of today total 30,000 inro records, consisting of approx. 100,000 photographs of inro and data collected in museums, private collections, or at auctions worldwide. The authors were able to prove the existence of 84 inro exactly matching the design drawings in the album. The designs were used in the 18th and 19th centuries mostly by the workshops of Yamada Jokasai and Hasegawa Shigeyoshi Kyorinsai. These workshops are presented with 144 inro; those with a Jokasai signature are shown on pp. 220-289, inro with a Hasegawa signature are shown on pp. 290-328.
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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #372653 (stock #10253)
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Schloss, Ezekiel, Ancient Chinese Ceramic Sculpture, from Han through T’ang, 2 vols., Castle Publishing Co,. Ltd., Stamford, CT 1977. First edition. Vol. I: hard cover, linen, 13 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (35 x 25.9 cm), xviii, 259 pp. with maps and numerous b/w illustrations. Introduction to and intense study of the history, styles, techniques of tomb figures from the Han through T’ang dynasties. Pp. 171-173 browned by newspaper clipping, some traces of usages at spine, very good condition. Vol.II: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss. Includes 12 color plates 148 plus 13 b/w plates, unbound in blue linen portfolio. Portfolio on the outside somewhat sun bleached at spine, some paint stains at back, plates in very good condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1121949 (stock #Alib34)
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Dorrington-Ward, Carol (ed.), Fans from the east. New York: Debrett's Peerage Limited/The Viking Press 1978.
Hard cover binding with dust jacket.
Essays on fans in China (Julia Hutt), Japan (Joe Earle), Southeast Asia (Nancy Armstrong) an on Chinoiserie with 29 color plates and 79 b/w illustrations.
Dust jackets with minor abrasions (shelf wear) and covers slightly warped.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #678054 (stock #B 080)
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Dunand, Frank, ed., Alfred Baur, Pionnier et Collectionneur – Pioneer and Collector. Collections Baur, publ., 1989.
82 pp., 22 x 19 cm. Paper. 14 colour plates, 6 b/w plates. Bilingual, French / English.
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Alfred Baur (1866 - 1951) was highly successful, both as a Swiss businessman in Ceylon, and as a collector of Japanese lacquer and Chinese ceramics. In a letter to his long-term supplier of Japanese lacquers he stated that …‘Although I have been successful in business, I am prouder still of my collection of Chinese and Japanese Art’.
On occasion of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Collections Baur Museum in Geneva, Pierre-Francis Schneeberger, formerly Keeper of the Baur Collection, describes the person behind the collections. We learn that at the end of the 19th century Alfred Baur went to Ceylon where he amassed a fortune by selling natural manure especially adapted to the fertilizing of coconut plantations. In connection with his business he built a private railway, the first on the island, and established various companies before returning to Switzerland after 22 years in Ceylon. His remaining years were divided between the management of his companies and the planning of his purchases and their display in suitable surroundings. The museum’s archives contain a large proportion of Baur’s correspondence with dealers and collectors, establishing the development of his interests in Far Eastern Art. Alfred Baur left his fortune in a Foundation for the Housing and Administration of his Collection; which also takes care of the publishing of well-researched and richly illustrated collection catalogues.

With 6 black/white plates and 14 colour plates, showing examples from Baur’s collection of sword fittings, netsuke, woodblock prints, Japanese porcelain, Chinese ceramics, Jade, and Snuff bottles.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #372935 (stock #10257)
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Fu, Marilyn and Wen Fong, The Wilderness Colors of Tao-chi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1973, cloth, slipcase, 13 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (35 x 25.8 cm). 5 pp. of introduction, 24 pp. with commentaries and translations to 12 paintings by Tao-chi, with a full page color illustration to each painting, 1 p. notes. The paintings originate from the album “Wilderness colors” which is in the Arthur M. Sackler Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slipcase slightly rubbed at corners and edges, otherwise case and book in fine condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372266 (stock #10250)
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Fahr-Becker, Gabriele (ed.), The Art of East Asia, English edition, Koenemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Cologne, 1999, 2 vols., 406pp and 407pp. 12 ½ x 10 ¾ in. (32 x 27.8 cm). Hardcover with dust jacket, in slipcase.
In these volumes the arts and cultures are discussed, richly illustrated in color, of China, Indonesia and the Champa Kingdoms (vol. I) and of the Kingdom of the Khmer, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Japan and Korea (vol. II). The focus of this book is clearly on China and Japan. Contributing authors are Sabine Hesemann, Michael Dunn, Gabriele Farh-Becker and Michaela Appel. The appendix includes Glossary of Chinese characters, Notes, Selective Bibliography, Picture Credits (vol. I) and Notes, Glossary, Index and Picture Credits (vol. II).
N.B. The German text edition came out in 1998.
Vol. I with minor traces of usage, vol. II. with dented corners at top. Case also with dented corner at top.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1123201 (stock #ALib37)
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Hejzlar, Josef. Chinese Watercolours. London: Octopus Press 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket. Text ca. 60 pp., bibliography and index, 115 color illustrations of paintings on 96 pp. (photographed by B. Forman). About the members of the Shanghai school from the 19th and 20th century and their works.
Pages slightly yellowed, but all in all in very good condition with very little wear on the dustjacket
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #372651 (stock #10252)
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White, Helen, Snuff Bottles from China. The Victoria and Albert Collection, Bamboo Publishing Ltd. in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1990. First edition. Hardcover (green fine linen), 14 ½ x 10 ¼ in. (37 x 26.4 cm), 291pp. with numerous color illustrations, green linen slipcover.
Well written introduction to the history of tobacco and the use of snuff bottles, followed by a description of the collection snuff bottles, organized according to material (hardstones, glass, porcelain, metal and organic). At the end there is a concordance list and a bibliography.
No dust jacket, some paint stains on bottom of slipcase, otherwise in fine condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #356653 (stock #B 057)
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Helmert-Corvey, Theodor, Inro: das Ding am Gurtel, Bielefeld, 1997, 295 pp., over 230 colour ills., 29 b/w ills. and line drawings. 30 x 23 cm. Paper. Perfect condition. German text.
Excellent catalogue of an exhibition of inro from the collection of Heinz and Else Kress held in a number of German museums in 1997-98. Good introductory essay by Monika Kopplin, director of the Museum of Lacquer Art, and thorough descriptions of inro. Also shown are some color woodblock prints, surimono, and sword guards (tsuba), all featuring inro.
Appendix: Glossary of technical terms (p. 289), List of woodblock-printed illustrated books used as design-base for inro (p. 290), Selected bibliography (pp. 291-294).

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #366733 (stock #B 071)
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Hibbett, Howard, The Chrysanthemum and the Fish, Japanese Humor since the Age of the Shoguns, Tokyo, New York, London, 2002, 226 pp., 40 b/w ills., 9 x 6 ¼ in. (23 x 16 cm). Cloth, dust jacket. Perfect condition, new.
Overview of the history of Japanese humour. Described in the introduction as “astonishingly mild and poetical”. Still, in 1997 critics in New York were shocked by samples of the “loud, rude, and hilarious” humour which they felt was presented “in the worst possible taste”. With many interesting examples translated from the Japanese.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #367658 (stock #B 073)
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Suzuki, Misako, Impey, Oliver R., The Lacquer of Suzuki Mutsumi and Suzuki Misako. Catalog of an exhibition held in the Ostasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, 1988, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988. Reading, Asmolean Museum Publications, Oriental Art, 1988. 48 pp., 16 color ills., 47 b/w ills., 8 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (21 x 14.5 cm). Paper. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise good condition.
Modern style Japanese lacquer ware, as shown in this catalogue, represents an unique combination of appealing elegance and strong durability, resulting in utensils suitable to be used (almost) everyday. Shapes and surfaces of the almost weightless bowls, cups, and trays, were designed and lacquered by Mutsumi Suzuki, a descendant of a family of Kyoto lacquer masters; decorative touches were added by his wife, Misako Suzuki. Japanese lacquer objects, as shown in this catalogue, are modern and classic at the same time.

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