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Yamanaka & Co.’s Ancient Masks, 1913

Posted: March 20th, 2024 | No Comments »

Always nice to come across items from Yamanaka and Co. This is a copy of a book – Ancient Masks – . published by Yamanaka in London in 1913 and sold through their London showroom at #127 New Bond Street (which I have blogged about before – with photos). The book was presumably to accompany an exhibition/sale.

Sadajiro Yamanaka was a well-known Japanese dealer in Peking in the early twentieth century, who had a beautiful courtyard home-cum-showroom on Ma Hsien Hutong (Maxian Hutong). The family business also had a showroom on New Bond Street, run by Sadajiro’s son.

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