The Inrō Handbook

Studies of Netsuke, Inrō, and Lacquer. Raymond Bushell. Weatherhill 2002. Englisch. 262 Seiten, 19,5 x 27,5 cm. 1,3 kg. Fester Einband mit Schutzumschlag. 9780834801356. art-17619
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For collectors who have discovered the delights of such miniature Japanese art forms as the inro and the netsuke, this authoritative and enlightening book offers a wealth of valuable information.

That it also affords entry to a world of fascinating design and superb craftsmanship goes without saying. In addition to illustrating 108 distinguished inro and their accompanying netsuke, as well as 18 related miniature objects, it presents highly informative essays onthe making of inro, on pearl-shell inlays, and, in particular, on the materials and techniques of lacquer art, the last of these with 62 color photos.

It also furnishes an extensive list of lacquer artisits' signatures with 386 photos.