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An Introduction to Netsuke - Joe Earle

V & A / Compton / Pitman House, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The small Japanese wood or ivory toggles called netsuke have fascinated Westerners for a century by the humour and delicacy of their craftsmanship. This informative introduction explains the practical need for netsuke, outlines their social and historical background, describes the materials used in their manufacture and gives an account of their stylistic development. Nearly eighty of the finest examples from the V & A’s outstanding collection are reproduced in colour with extensive commentaries on the subject-matter and style of the pieces.”
Size: 10" x 7½"
Number of Pages: 47
ISBN: 0273014536

£16.50 (Now Sold)