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Art Treasures from the Imperial Collections. In Commemoration of the Visit of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan to the United States. Smithsonian Institution & Japan House Gallery: 1975. An exhibition f 35 art treasures, including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, lacquer and metalware. 5 paintings by the Empress were added to the exhibition as well. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 100 pages, color illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 36017
Price: $ 35.00       




Chinese Ceramics from the Cottle Collection. London Eskenazi Gallery: 1973. The catalog of a collection of select pieces of T'ang pottery, with a few Han and Sung pieces as well. All 29 pieces are illustrated in large, clear, black & white photos. Softcover. 8.25"x11.5", 57 pages, 1 color plate and 29 b/w illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 31315
Price: $ 35.00       




Chinese Jades and other Objects of Art, Chinese Furniture & Decorations. Property of a Swiss Private Collector and other owners. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 18, 1953. Sale 1480. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 40 pages, 230 lots, b/w illustrations light soil.

Inventory #: 9289
Price: $ 10.00       




Exhibition of Japanese Old Art Treasures in Tokyo Olympic Games. Tokyo National Museum: 1964. A catalog briefly describing all 877 art and antique objects in the exhibition, and illustrating most of them. The entire Tokyo National Museum was given over to the special exhibition, which included paintings, scrolls, screens, prints, ceramics, weapons & armor, masks, robes, metals, lacquer, sculpture, and more! English/French text. Softcover. 7"x10", 301 pages, 800+ black & white illustrations and 4 color plates. Light wear, minor soil.

Inventory #: 35625
Price: $ 45.00       




Hai-Wai Yi-Chen. Chinese Art in Overseas Collections -Pottery and Porcelain. Taipei National Palace Museum: 1986. A pictorial survey of 200 masterpieces of Chinese ceramic art from early and classic periods from museums in Europe and America. English plate captions. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 11 pages plus 200 illustrations in color and black & white, dust jacket. Jacket rubbed.

Inventory #: 35535
Price: $ 150.00       




In Exquisite Taste. Hina Dolls and Furnishings. Treasures from the Tokugawa Museum No.5. Tokugawa Museum: 1989. A catalog of examples of antique Japanese Hina Dolls, displayed in the yearly Doll Festival (Hina-matsuri) in which sets of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period are displayed on red-carpet-covered platforms. Not only the dolls, but also accessories such as doll furniture, tea sets, china, boxes and textiles are also illustrated. Although the main text is in Japanese, there is a 5-page list of the illustrated items, organized by the collection they are from. A scarce catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x10", viii + 143 pages, many color illustrations and several folding color plates. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34830
Price: $ 125.00       




Japanese Art of the Edo Period, 1615-1867. Kansas City Nelson Gallery of Art & Atkins Museum / City Art Museum of St. Louis: 1958. The catalo to a jointly-sponsored loan exhibition which featured specimens from both public and private collections. Paintings, ceramics, lacquer, theater masks, textiles, and arms & armor were all included. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 44 pages, black & white illustrations. Minor marginal stain, light wear.

Inventory #: 35860
Price: $ 25.00       




Japanese Lacquer, Nambokucho to Zeshin. The Collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean. London Barry Davies Oriental Art: 2002. The massive, lavishly-illustrated catalog to an exhibition of 116 examples of Japanese lacquer art made between the 14th and 19th centuries. Each piece is meticulously described and beautifully photographed. There is also an extensive bibliography and glossary. A large, powerful book which resembles a Harry Abrams coffee-table tome more than it does a gallery exhibition catalog. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 304 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket chipped.

Inventory #: 35775
Price: $ 85.00       




[Japanese Woodblock Prints of Domestic Women] Heibonsha: 1985. a survey of Japanese woodblock prints featuring women involved in domestic situations- cooking, cleaning, boating, fishing, making up, and other activities. Japanese text. Softcover. 9"x9", 141 pages, many color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34787
Price: $ 40.00       




Objets d'Art et de tres bel Amueblement, Biscuit Emaille Bleu de la Chine Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes, Tapis - Tapisseries. Paris Palais Galleria, June 9-10, 1976. The catalog to the auction of some very fine and rare China trade ceramics and French furniture, including principally items from the collections of Antenor Patino and the Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Lots 1-81 comprise Chinese porcelain, 82-125 comprise Chinese export ceramics, lots 126-140 comprise French ceramics & gilt-mounted porcelains, lots 141-175 comprise silver, bronzes and other decorations, lots 176-224 comprise furniture, and lots 225-229 comprise textiles, including a suite of 5 Regency-period Gobelins tapestries. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 229 lots, about 150 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33828
Price: $ 40.00       




Oriental Art. Chinese Mineral Carvings, Early Dynastic Bronzes and Porcelains, Chinese and Japanese Paintings, Chinese Furniture and other Property, Belonging to An Eastern Art Museum, with additions from other sources. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: March 19, 1953. Sale 1420. An auction catalog. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 40 pages, 237 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 9290
Price: $ 15.00       




Pre-Qin Civilization in the Jianghan Region. Hubei Provincial Museum, Jingzhou Museum, Yichang Museum, & University of Hong Kong Art Museum: 1999. The catalog to an important exhibition of early Chinese arts, with special emphasis on bronze artifacts of the Shang and Zhou dynasties. English/Chinese text. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35435
Price: $ 75.00       




Rare and Valuable Japanese Color Prints. The Noted Collection Formed by A Distinguished French Connoisseur of Paris. New York The Walpole Galleries: January 20-22, 1921. The auction sale of a very fine early collection, begun in the last decades of the 19th century, and cataloged here by Frederick W. Gookin. Card covers. 7"x9.75", 220 pages, 692 lots b/w illustrations paper-covered pictorial card covers covers very worn, spine perished and front cover detached paper covering chipped and torn contents with some pencil notes several pages with some adhesion roughness at the top margin, not affecting text or lettering.

Inventory #: 30357
Price: $ 150.00       




Selection of Masterworks in the Collection of the National Palace Museum. Republic of China: 1980. A catalog illustrating some representative antiques from the fine National Palace Museum collection, which had been transported to Taiwan ahead of the Communist insurgents in 1949. The catalog, written in English & Chinese, includes sections devoted to bronzes, ceramics, lacquer, enamels, jade, carvings, apparel, miniatures, silks, Tibetan Buddhist ritual implements, writing materials, calligraphy, paintings, documents, portraiture and books. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 214 pages, many black & white and some tipped-in color illustrations. Minor soil.

Inventory #: 36013
Price: $ 35.00       




Snuff Bottles and Jade Carvings. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 8, 1974. An auction of a nice selection of items from the P.A.B. Widener, and other, collections. Softcover. 8.5"x9", about 45 pages, 380 b/w illustrations. Prices realised sheet laid in loosely. Light wear.

Inventory #: 31180
Price: $ 20.00       




The Burghley Porcelains. An Exhibition from the Burghley House Collection, and based on the 1688 Inventory and 1690 Devonshire Schedule. New York The Japan Society: 1987. Burghley House has been owned by the Cecil family since they built it in the late 16th century. The Cecils were, as were many of their compatriots at the time, omnivorous collectors, and one of the things they collected in the 17th and 18th century were Japanese porcelains. This in itself would have singled them out from their counterparts who were busily accumulating European and Chinese ceramics, but to make the story better, the Burghley House collection of Japanese porcelains remained intact to our day, when it became the subject of this fine and thorough exhibition catalog. Softcover. 9"x11', 284 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35816
Price: $ 50.00       




The First Emperor. Treasures from Ancient China. Birmingham Museum of Art: 1996. The catalog to an exhibition devoted to the archeological treasures and artifacts related to Yin Zheng (259-210 BC), the emperor who unified ancient China, built the Great Wall, established a uniform system of government, currency, weights and writing. Included are the terra cotta soldiers from his magnificent tomb, as well as many other arts and artifacts of the period. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 36 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Near fine.

Inventory #: 35867
Price: $ 25.00       




The Marc J. Matz Collection of Colonial Indian, China Trade, Campaign Furniture and Works of Art. Amesbury John McInnis Auctioneers: August 19, 2005. The sale of a fine collection of Indian Colonial, China Trade and related furniture and antiques. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, 285 lots, color illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 34685
Price: $ 65.00       




Allan, James W. Metalwork of the Islamic World. The Aron Collection. London Sotheby's Publications: 1986. A beautifully illustrated, scholarly catalog of this distinctive collection, featuring Islamic metalwork from (primarily) Syria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Yemen and Afghanistan of the 13th-15th centuries. In addition to the catalog itself, where each of the 44 pieces is fully illustrated and described, there are a number of essays which were suggested by individual pieces in the collection- Islamic Metalwork and the Mediterranean, Muhammad ibn Khutlukh and the History of Early Islamic Incense-Burners, Islamic Metalwork in Medieval Yemen, On Phialae in the Islamic World, and Cairo, Damascus or Venice? Possible Provenances of Mamluk Metalwork. Hardcover. 10"x13", 168 pages, many color, black & white and line illustrations. Pictorial cloth, fine condition.

Inventory #: 32767
Price: $ 250.00       




Allen, Mark. Falconry in Arabia. London Orbis Publishing: 1980. A complete survey of traditional falconry in Arabia, including types of birds, trapping falcons, training them, their quarry, and life in the field. Mark Allen became a falconer at age 12, and at age 19 was in the Arabian desert, seeking out Arab falconers. An expert in Middle Eastern affairs, he worked with the British Foreign Office when not hawking. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 143 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35038
Price: $ 125.00       




Amiet, Pierre. Les Antiquites du Luristan. Collection David-Weill. Paris Diffusion de Boccard: 1976. A beautiful catalog of the David-Weill Collection of Iron Age artifacts from the western Iranian province of Luristan (Lorestan). A wide variety of personal adornments, household items, and other tools and weapons are illustrated, and the text traces the Iron Age history of the area and its inhabitants. French text. Hardcover. 9"x11", 116 pages with 54 black & white illustrations, plus 8 color and 130 black & white plates, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 35043
Price: $ 250.00       




Arnold, Sir Thomas W. Painting in Islam. A Study of the Place of Pictorial Art in Muslim Culture. New York Dover Publications: 1965. A reissue of the important study first published by the Oxford University Press in 1928. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 159 pages, plus 65 black & white plates. Some wear, light soil.

Inventory #: 34602
Price: $ 25.00       




Ballot, J. La Ceramique Japonaise. Paris Editions Albert Morance: 1930s. An elegant little French survey from the 1930s featuring several essays (in French) and illustrations of around 100 examples of antique Japanese ceramics, mostly drawn from the Louvre, Musee Guimet, and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, as well as the private Vever, Koechlin, Odin, Guerin, and Lazard Collections. Card Portfolio. 7.5"x9.5", holding a softcover book of 36 pages, plus 46 loose plates, some colored. Portfolio with some wear and soil, cloth spine torn. Contents with light soil.

Inventory #: 35861
Price: $ 75.00       




Barker, Richard & Lawrence Smith. Netsuke. The Miniature Sculpture of Japan. London British Museum Publications: 1976. A catalog of 400 outstanding netsuke from the British Museum's collection, organized to coincide with the London netsuke Convention of 1976. 400 netsuke are illustrated and described. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 184 pages, 7 color plates and 404 black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35772
Price: $ 75.00       




Bennett, James. Crescent Moon. Islamic Art & Civilisation in Southeast Asia. Art Gallery of South Australia: 2005. A beautifully photographed, elegant study which accompanied an exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, featuring antique Islamic textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, lacquerware and other art objects from southeast Asia. The text includes essays by seven specialists, and a catalog of the exhibition. Stunning. Hardcover. 8.5"x13", 303 pages, color illustrations, dj. Jacket a little rubbed, else fine.

Inventory #: 34563
Price: $ 125.00       




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