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Jahss, Melvin & Betty. Inro and other miniature forms of Japanese Lacquer Art. London Keegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.: [1971]. A standard and absolutely lovely book on a classic art form of Japan. The authors note- "When Japan finally opened her doors to the outside world in the mid-19th century, there emerged one of the most skillful, most exquisite, and remarkable art forms ever developed by any country: that of Japanese lacquer. Today, it is startling to discover that what we now consider as avant-garde in modern art- such as abstraction, impressionism, and collage- had already been perfected by Japanese lacquer artists over 300 years ago". This is the perfect book not only for the inro aficionado, but for anyone who wants a good single book on the subject. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 487 pages, 76 color and 180 b/w illustrations, dj light wear, slight wave to the first pages.

Inventory #: 31066
Price: $ 150.00       




[Kelsch Collection] The Gretchen Kroch Kelsch Lacquer Collection. Parts I and II. New York Sotheby's: March 11, 1981 & March 27, 1982. Sale 4560 & 4829. A fine auction of 19th century Japanese lacquered netsuke, inro, ojime, kogo and boxes, presented in an elegant set of catalogs with large, clear photographs, many in color. 2 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 39 + 35 pages, 79 + 110 lots b/w and color illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 9268
Price: $ 150.00       




Krahl, Regina & Brian Morgan. From Innovation to Conformity. Chinese Lacquer from the 13th to 16th Centuries. London Bluett & Sons: June, 1989. The catalog to a gallery exhibition of 32 examples of fine antique Chinese lacquerwares. Regina Krahl contributed an essay, "Chinese lacquer of the Yuan and Early Ming Dynasties", and Brian Morgan wrote the detailed and informative descriptions for each piece. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 92 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 35870
Price: $ 125.00       



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