The most comprehensive book covering Japanese inro and netsuke this book an in-depth guide to Japanese miniature laquer art.
Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art is designed both for the novice in Japanese lacquer art and for the advanced collector who specializes in such delightful forms of that art as the inro and the netsuke. For readers who desire a general acquaintance with the subject, there are absorbing chapters on the history of Japanese lacquer, on miniature lacquer forms and on the subject matter of lacquer art. For the collector, there is not only highly technical information on lacquer manufacture and techniques but also a comprehensive chapter on netsuke.
Three other features of the book make it an invaluable one for collectors:
- Tthe biographical listing of more than 900 miniature-lacquer artists
- The genealogies of the outstanding lacquer schools
- The reproductions of 59 signatures of representative artists.Included are over 250 illustrations. All important miniature lacquer forms are represented. In addition, there is a well-selected and useful bibliography.