THE RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE: A Legacy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Chicago: Art Media Resources, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed by Frances Bushell to one of the authors, noted collector Virginia Atchley, on the front flyleaf. This exquisite catalogue features more than 820 netsuke, with accompanying text that gives a complete overview of changing tastes in netsuke collecting and carving throughout its history and into the present day. Each netsuke has a detailed description that places the subject in context in Japanese life and history, and gives important information about the carver or technique. More than 1,000 color illustrations. Sqaure quarto. Original green cloth binding, with an inset color photograph and a design stamped in red on the front, and gilt titles along the spine. Some mild wear to the dust jacket; else near fine. Near fine / Near fine. Item #70127
ISBN: 1588860345

Price: $125.00