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The Hare with Amber Eyes

A Family's Century of Art and Loss

The Hare with Amber Eyes( )
Author: de Waal, Edmund
ISBN:978-1-4299-7959-7
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.

The renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal became the fifth generation to inherit this small and exquisite collection of netsuke. Entranced by their...
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