"Netsuke / A Comprehensive study based on the M T Hindson collection" by Neil K Davey, the sought after revised edition published in 1982 by Philip Wilson Publishers, LTD. This edition added 296 new illustrations of which 182 are in full color. Measures 12 x 9 inches. Cover is blue linen with gilt lettered spine. Very clean, nearly new condition; the dust jacket has a clean mended front split under protective clear jacket cover.
Beautiful vintage hand painted paper mache box made by the Ali Brothers, Hassan Abad, Srinagar 190003, Kashmir, India, 4th quarter 20th century. Measures 6.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Excellent condition, painted with pink, blue and yellow over a gold and black ground. Papier mache or paper mache is derived from French meaning 'chewed paper'. Paper Mache is a composite material consisting of paper pulp reinforced with some adhesive which hardens upon drying and then is painted upon. Paper Mache was introduced in Kashmir by the Persian Mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan in Kashmir. It is believed that during his visit to Kashmir, the Shah was accompanied by a host of craftsmen who were favored by the local court of the Sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. After time the art and craft that was ancestral to these artisans from Persia and Central Asia started to flourish in the vale of Kashmir.
Chinese hand carved picture frame with beveled glass circa 1880. Very finely pierced carved. The frame measures 8.5 x 12 inches and takes a 6.5 x 10 inches photo. Excellent condition.
Catalogue of Japanese Paintings and Prints in the Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Gale Collection by J. Hillier. First edition in two volumes in the original slip case. Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., Rutand, Vermont, Tokyo, Japan and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Measures 9.5 x 13 x 2.5. Very good clean condition.
The decoration was inspired by the miniature Mughal paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries in India. Each scene is hand painted over true silver leaf, accented with areas of gold leaf. There are scenes of courtly life, the hunt, lovers, gardens and exotic animals. Truly one of a kind and custom made, there is no other like it. The chest has no drawer pulls because owner chose to display it as a work of art; however, drawer pulls could easily be added. Measures 30 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 28.5 inches high. Lovely condition.