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  • Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachlebenby Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 433.00

    Ancient gems are precious stones with engraved images. Intaglios (gems with incised negative images) functioned as seals, jewelry, and amulets. Cameos (with raised relief images) were jewels or for display. Gems are a testimony to social and cultural history and reflect historical events. This book looks at their history from the Minoan/Mycenaean... more...

  • An Introduction to Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    With dozens of photos and illustrations, A Introduction to Netsuke is a readable and thorough guide to Japanese miniature art. Among the many Japanese fine arts, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos)... more...

  • Netsuke: A Guide for Collectorsby Mary Louise O'Brien; Margaret Dhaemers

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 27.95

    Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector?s item. Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's... more...

  • The Wonderful World of Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Japanese netsuke—miniature carvings—are profiled in this wonderful Japanese arts book. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory and wood), of lacquer, and of metalwork captivated collectors with the charm of their conception, the intricacy of their detail, and the sheer tactile pleasure of handling them. Basically they were utilitarian... more...

  • Chinese Jade of Five Centuriesby Joan M. Hartman

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 26.95

    Chinese Jade of Five Centuries was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1969. In Chinese Jade of Five Centuries , Mrs Hartman provides an encompassing look at one of the minor arts which must be considered vital to a judgement of artistic achievements of any civilization. Magnificently illustrated with 45 black and white... more...

  • Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstonesby Carol Clark

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 3.95

    Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics,... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian Scarabsby Newberry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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