Asian Ivory

Asian Ivory

By: Jeffrey B. Snyder (author)Hardback

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Description

Graceful okimono figures in many forms, dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are the primary focus of this book, while scholar's brush holders and wrist rests, cricket cages, card cases, match holders, sword hilts, and scabbards are also presented. Finely carved ivory from China and Japan is featured here, along with artist's signatures, in over 600 beautiful photos. An engaging text explores the history of the ivory trade from East to West, quoting nineteenth century European travelers' encounters with Japanese ivory carvers and merchants. Folk tales provide insight into many of the figural characters represented and beliefs they personify. This book will be treasured by all who enjoy finely crafted art.

About Author

Jeffrey B. Snyder is an active author and editor. His books and articles cover a wide range of antiquities and collectibles. He and his family live in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764327285
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780764327285
  • weight: 2000
  • ISBN10: 0764327283

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