Symbol and Substance in Japanese Lacquer: Early Laquer Boxes from the Collection of Elaine Ehrenkranz


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large format hardcover, quarto bound in navy blue cloth and in publisher’s non price-clipped dust-jacket. 191 pages. Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with fifty-five examples of Japanese laquerwork from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, most often with several full color photographs of each piece. Stated first edition, first printing with no other printings listed. A visual appreciation of the skill and artistry of pre-nineteenth century Japanese craftsmen, high-lighting the most important examples of their art assembled in the Ehrenkranz Collection, including scroll and document boxes, inkstone boxes, mirror boxes, incense containers, and a complete set for the incense ceremony. No previous ownership marks. A clean, square fresh and unmarked copy, like new. Dust-jacket shows incidental nick to bottom front tip at fold, else like new. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket.

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Weight 3 lbs


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Okada, Barbra Teri



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New York


4to – over 9¾ – 12" tall

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