The Paul & Michael Gross collection of Japanese Netsuke

The origins of this collection stem from when Mr. Michael Gross beloved father first went to Japan in 1956, a time when few Europeans travelled there. He was fascinated by Japan, its history, Its culture, and its emerging technology.

There is a preponderance of classic Kyoto animals, real and imaginary, especially boars in this collection. In addition the collection is notable for the quantity of its netsuke by Tametaka, as well as having a strong section of Osaka carvers, including several works of Kaiyokusai and a good Mitsuhiro, among others.

8.5"x12", Hard cover, 330 color images, and 192 pages in total.

ISBN 978-988-8272-23-5

Max Rutherston, 2019.