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A LACQUER DUTCH PIPE CASE IN THE TORRALBA COLLECTION

A LACQUER DUTCH PIPE CASE IN THE TORRALBA COLLECTION Yayoi Kawamura1 University of Oviedo, Spain A LACaUER DUTCH PIPE CASE IN THE TORRALBA COLLECTION This short article examines a rare surviving example of Japanese export lacquer: a Japanese lacquer pipe case. It is particularly interesting, given that only a few such examples in Japanese export lacquer are known worldwide. This particular pipe case was apparently made for export to the Netherlands between approximately 1700 and 1740. The case is currently in the Torralba Collection of Oriental Art, in Saragossa, Spain, which belongs to the Fundación Torralba-Fortun. The collection was created by Dr. Federico Torralba (1913-), Professor of Art History at the University of Saragossa. From an early age, Dr. Federico Torralba was dedicated to collecting artistic objects originating from East Asia, especially from Japan. His entire collection, together with his vast library on the art of East Asia, was donated to the Saragossa Regional Government in 2001, the year when the Foundation hearing his name was founded. The collection consists of prints, paintings, lacquer, ceramics and ivory objects, as well as other artefacts. Of these Japanese lacquer comprises the principal part of the collection, both in terms of quantity and of quality. More than 200 pieces of Japanese http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aziatische Kunst Brill

A LACQUER DUTCH PIPE CASE IN THE TORRALBA COLLECTION

Aziatische Kunst , Volume 39 (3): 5 – Jul 11, 2009

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Yayoi Kawamura1 University of Oviedo, Spain A LACaUER DUTCH PIPE CASE IN THE TORRALBA COLLECTION This short article examines a rare surviving example of Japanese export lacquer: a Japanese lacquer pipe case. It is particularly interesting, given that only a few such examples in Japanese export lacquer are known worldwide. This particular pipe case was apparently made for export to the Netherlands between approximately 1700 and 1740. The case is currently in the Torralba Collection of Oriental Art, in Saragossa, Spain, which belongs to the Fundación Torralba-Fortun. The collection was created by Dr. Federico Torralba (1913-), Professor of Art History at the University of Saragossa. From an early age, Dr. Federico Torralba was dedicated to collecting artistic objects originating from East Asia, especially from Japan. His entire collection, together with his vast library on the art of East Asia, was donated to the Saragossa Regional Government in 2001, the year when the Foundation hearing his name was founded. The collection consists of prints, paintings, lacquer, ceramics and ivory objects, as well as other artefacts. Of these Japanese lacquer comprises the principal part of the collection, both in terms of quantity and of quality. More than 200 pieces of Japanese

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Published: Jul 11, 2009

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