Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2005. Hardcover. VG (Some scuffs to back of dj; some wear to head and heel of slipcase; otherwise quite clean and nice.). Black cloth, gilt letters on spine & front cover, black & color illus. dust jacket, 384 pp., 100s of color illus., held in matching glossy black paper slipcase. "The first full treatment of lacquerware made to European demand, its trade in Asia and Europe, as well as the effect of lacquer and its use in a European context. Trading patterns are described in detail, based on documentary evidence of Westerners in the Far East and on the important and comprehensive archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Furthermore, the archives of the English East India Company as well as Japanese sources yielded important information. Reference is also made to records of American ships' captains and officers from New England. Full use is made of contemporary comments and inventories in Europe." (dj) Offers a wide selection of views of a variety of lacquered items. Scarce.
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