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Hare with amber eyes

de Waal, Edmund

Hare with amber eyes : a hidden inheritance Edmund de Waal - London : Chatto & Windus 2010. - 354 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.

264 wood and ivory netsuke, none of them larger than a matchbox: in a stunningly original memoir Edmund de Waal describes the journey taken by this exquisite collection - and the family who treasured it - across continents, and centuries, in a gripping tale of war and peace, passion and loss. Apprentice potter Edmund de Waal was entranced by the collection when he first encountered it in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. And later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.


De Waal, Edmund -- Family.
Ephrussi, Charles, 1849-1905 -- Art collections.
Netsukes -- Private collections.

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