Revised edition with 296 new illustrations..
Since its publication in 1974, this book has established itself as a standard reference work for collectors or netsuke.
1300 representative pieces from one of the most comprehensive collections ever to have been formed are discussed and ilustrated, including full details of artists, schools and subjects. In this new, revised edition over 100 more photographs of artists' signatures have been added, bringing the total number to over 300, and greatly increasing the book's value for the collector. Each new signature had been carefully chosen from a large section to ensure its authenticity. In addition, 182 of the pieces are now illustrated in full colour. The bibliography has been expanded to include all the major new books published in the intervening years.; Reviews of the First Edition: "Such a comprehensive work with every item illustrated, some with signature details as well, will make this a standard reference for many years to came". Museums Journal.; "Mr Davey's book is more than an ordinary art book: it is a rich source of information and will be used by Netsuke collectors as an encyclopedia." Times Literary Supplement.; "The serious collector will find this volume a welcome addition to his library." Antiques Monthly.
Published by Sotheby Publications by Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London, 1982
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