Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Nice Book on Inro-

Here's a nice new remainder we recently put into stock-

"The Inro Handbook. Studies of Netsuke, Inro and Lacquer" by Raymond Bushell. Published by Weatherhill in 2002. 3rd prtg.

“Illustrated with 136 color plates, scores of color thumbnails, and hundreds of black and white figures and drawings, this volume describes a superb Japanese art object, the small carved boxes called inro, traditionally suspended from the kimono by silk cords and netsuke buttons to carry personal items. Internationally recognized expert Raymond Bushell documents the history and design of these jewel-like, exquisitely crafted items, along with their netsuke and similar other personal objects like incense boxes, tea caddies, and sake cups”.

Hardcover. 7.5”x10.5”, 263 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Published for $75.00. While they last, we can offer this for $35.00

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