Asia Imagined: In the Baur and Cartier Collections, Estelle Nikles Van Osselt, 2015, HC, VG

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Van Osselt, Estelle Nikles. Geneve: Foundation Baur Musee des Arts D’Extreme-Orient, 2015
English, 5 Continents Edition, Very Good hardcover, folio, 13 ⅝” x 10 ¼”, 334 pp.

Very Good folio, gray cloth over boards, blind-stamped lettering to front and spine, hot pink endpapers, minimal bumping to front panel tips, minimal soiling to bottom edge, small spot soiling to bottom edge text block near fore-edge, minimal cocking to spine, sunning to all edges of text block. Very Good white/gray dust jacket with illustration from “Dish decorated with a motif of white and pink prunus blossom” 1644-1911 to top half, close up of bracelet with prunus blossoms to bottom, hot pink and black lettering to front and spine, minimal edgewear, minimal sunning to top and bottom edge, minimal soiling to front panel, protected by Mylar sleeve. Text in English, published on occasion of exhibition L’Asie revee, dans les collections Baur et Cartier organized by the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, in Geneva from November 12, 2015- February 14, 2016, replete with full-color illustrations, photographs of over 1500 masterpieces focusing on China and Japan, from timeless pieces of jewelry to exquisite mystery clocks, a magnificent presentation of Cartier’s Asia-inspired pieces alongside masterworks from the collection of the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art.