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Neil K. Davey, Robert Hall, Richard Marchant, Clare Lawrence, Clare Chu, Roger Kerverne and Michael Dean.

 
'The Cohen Collection'
ISBN 0953934101

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This collection has since been split up and distributed to various family members
and quite a number of the antiques from this collection have also been sold.

 

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Japanese Inro Rats stealing Eggs by Zeshin

Japanese Inro Rats stealing Eggs by Zeshin


Chinese Cameo Snuff Bottle very well hollowed Bannerman

Chinese Cameo Snuff Bottle very well hollowed Bannerman


Japanese Inro Masanari

Japanese Inro Masanari



 Japanese Ebony Wood Netsuke by Itto

Japanese Ebony Wood Netsuke by Itto



 Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle, Imperial Ruby Glass

Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle, Imperial Ruby Glass



Japanese Inro Shibayama, signed Tokusai

Japanese Inro Shibayama, signed Tokusai



Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a reclining goat signed Tomotada

Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a reclining goat signed Tomotada



Chinese Snuff Bottle Chalcedony the white skin carved as a duck.

Chinese Snuff Bottle Chalcedony the white skin carved as a duck

Japanese Togidashi lacquer Kobako in the form of a six fold screen.

Japanese Togidashi lacquer Kobako in the form of a six fold screen


Wood Netsuke of a Boar signed Masatomo

Wood Netsuke of a Boar signed Masatomo


Chinese Green Jadeite Double Chain Vase

Chinese Green Jadeite Double Chain Vase


18th century Suzhou School 3 colour Nephrite pendant and seal

18th century Suzhou School 3 colour Nephrite pendant and seal


Japanese Togidashi Lacquer Inro signed Masanari

Japanese Togidashi Lacquer Inro signed Masanari



The Seal of Masanari

The Seal of Masanari

  Japanese ivory netsuke of a Tiger eating Bamboo

Japanese ivory netsuke of a Tiger eating Bamboo


18th century jade box in the form of a double gourd

18th century jade box in the form of a double gourd


Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle hollowed eggshell thin.


Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle hollowed eggshell thin


18th century white Nephrite pendant

18th century white Nephrite pendant


Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a reclining dog

Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a reclining dog


Japanese togidashi lacquer Kobako 'Little Fox'

Japanese togidashi lacquer Kobako 'Little Fox' Sword


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Japanese Netsuke, inro, snuff bottles and jade, 645 colour photographs with close-ups of signatures.  All described by Neil K. Davey & Robert Hall

THE COHEN COLLECTION

of Asian Antiques

645 colour photos of fine Japanese and Chinese antiques

Netsuke, Inro, Ojime, Lacquer Works of Art

Snuff Bottles, Pendants, Jade, Amber and Ivory Carvings


All
fully described by

NEIL K. DAVEY

&

ROBERT HALL



A valuable and beautiful reference work designed for the serious collector's library!


JAPANESE
 

"There are fine examples from Kyoto, Osaka, Edo, Nagoya, Gifu and Hakata, as well as unsigned and unattributable pieces from the early 18th to the late 19th century.  .  .  . By some standards the collection is not large.   However, it does not need to be, there is much to be said for quality, rather than quantity and the present collection has the former in abundance."

Neil K. Davey

CHINESE
 

"It is a tribute to the Cohen's artistic awareness that they have been able to assemble so many works of art in these two areas, while maintaining the common bonds of excellent workmanship, charming subject matter and, above all, that elusive bit of 'magic' (for want of a better word) that turns an inanimate object into something special and important."

Robert Hall

 

THE CONTENTS

 INTRODUCTIONS - by Neil K. Davey & Robert Hall.

ARTICLES - by Clare Chu, Richard Marchant, Roger Keverne and Michael Dean.

LINKS - to related websites and Societies.

THE ENTIRE CHINESE COLLECTION

&

THE ENTIRE JAPANESE COLLECTION


645 Colour photographs of a total of 305 Chinese and Japanese works of art all fully described by the world's leading experts, close up photographs of all signatures and seals, with useful notes on both the subject matter, workmanship and the artists.

 

THE CATEGORIES

CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES - 82 Mostly hardstone, a good number of very fine picture bottles, some glass, porcelain, and a couple of inside painted bottles.

JAPANESE NETSUKE - 57 Including a collection of the Zodiac signs both in wood and Ivory.

CHINESE PENDANTS - 74 A fine and unique collection of mostly Jade pendants, plus some Amber, Coral, glass, and other hardstone examples.

JAPANESE INRO, BOXES AND COMBS - 62 superb Inro (complete with netsuke and ojime), fine boxes, a ceremonial dagger and a few combs.

CHINESE HARD STONE CARVINGS - 25 Chained jade vases, bowls, carvings and handling pieces.

JAPANESE IVORY & STAG-ANTLER - A number of ivory Okimono, an ivory fan and several netsuke.

CHINESE CORAL, AMBER, GLASS and PORCELAIN - Coral carvings, pendants and snuff bottles.

MISCELLANEOUS - Includes a Bronze incense burner, Soapstone seal, Rootwood carving, a Canton enamel ewer, a Kozuka and even an Ostrich egg.

 

'In Search of Netsuke and Inro' by George Cohen

This Book (now out of print) was published in the UK
by 'The Jacey Group of Companies' in 1974
ISBN 9780950410500


IN SEARCH OF NETSUKE & INRO

by
George A. Cohen


With a Forward by Douglas J. K. Wright

 

An important private collection consisting of 280 selected netsuke in ivory and wood together with 76 choice inro, all complete with ojime and netsuke - as well as several fine lacquer boxes, these are all individually described and reproduced, nearly life size, within the 32 full page colour plates.

The connoisseur will appreciate the excellent work of several 18th century master carvers as well as that of more recent artists. 

This book differs from most other studies, as it is not purely technical, although it contains useful and practical information. 

In the hope of attracting new enthusiasts the author has written an entertaining account of his personal experiences in forming this collection, relating many amusing incidents as well as describing the pleasure and satisfaction to be enjoyed by those who collect these elusive miniatures of Japanese art. 

An introduction was written by Douglas J.K.Wright.

 

This collection has since been split up and distributed to various family members
and some of the collection has subsequently been sold.
 


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