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- 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 period... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95
Roughly a century ago, when Japan emerged from the long seclusion of the Edo period and opened her doors to the West, a treasury of fascinating objets d'art was exposed to view. By no means the least fascinating among the discoveries by Westerners were the miniature works of art known as netsuke. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
NETSUKE artists have carved an imperishable niche for themselves in the hearts of collectors and connoisseurs everywhere. Among the many Japanese objets d'art, 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) as... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 27.95
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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
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, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 390.00
The seals collected by Captain Timins of Cairo are here catalogued, reproduced and described by Percy Newberry to make an attractive and useful book. The original collector chose on the basis of historic, as well as artistic merit, to form his choice. The provenance of the seals is mostly from the Eastern Delta and Upper Egypt. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 45.00
Among the growing number of books dealing with the fascinating miniature sculptures of Japan known as netsuke, none so far has treated the subject specifically from the viewpoint of the amateur collector. It is the purpose of the present volume to answer the need for such a guide. The book fulfills this purpose by organizing for the first time in... more...