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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

    Raymond Bushell , the author, first arrived in Japan in 1945 and has practiced law in Tokyo since 1949. He has long been a connoisseur and collector of netsuke. Besides having adapted into English the now standard Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi , he has written the little masterpiece Wonderful World of Netsuke and The Collector's Netsuke.... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • The Wonderful World of Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    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...

  • 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$ 6.95

    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$ 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...

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