Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles: Chinese Belt Toggles from the C. V. Bieber Collection (Hardcover). Schuyler Cammann.

Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles: Chinese Belt Toggles from the C. V. Bieber Collection (Hardcover)

University of Pennsylvania Press. 6.75 x 10", color frontispiece, 256 pp. 2 color plates, 230 b/w illustrations, glossary, index, blue cloth, d.j., Philadelphia, 1962. (o.p.; lacking sm area bottom edge of d.j., text near fine). Item #2471

This is the first book on Chinese toggles, small personal ornaments men used for securing various objects to their belts. Made and worn by common people, Chinese toggles have long been a neglected art and are believed to be the predecessors of Japanese netsuke.

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