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CHINESE IVORY CARVINGS: THE SIR VICTOR SASSOON COLLECTION. Rose Kerr et al. Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 336 pp. 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781785510854 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: Sir Victor Sassoon (1881-1961) lived an extraordinary and colorful life and left a remarkable legacy. He created a trust to preserve his collection of ivories for the benefit of UK citizens. Since its foundation and under the guardianship of the dedicated trustees, the collection has grown by the addition of significant specimens that originally went unrepresented. Chinese Ivory Carvings presents 350 of the most significant artifacts, each illustrated and discussed, from Sassoon's extensive collection. Four introductory essays explore the acquisition of the pieces, placing the ivories in their historical and cultural context. In this scholarly celebration of Sassoon's bequest, one can appreciate some of the many facets of Chinese culture both religious and secular. Including minutely carved 'devil's work' spheres, massive figures and exuberantly carved vases, the book is also testament to the technical skills of the craftsmen who produced these wonderful objects.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175813
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