New York Chapter Meeting

  • Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • 10:00 AM
  • The Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd Street

We are very pleased to have as our speaker at this meeting Fredric Schneider, who will present a lecture, entitled "Wired, Worn and (W)rare: Enamel Netsuke--Cloisonné and Champlevé. The lecture will describe the history of enamel netsuke from the seventeenth century until the present, show examples, and give an indication of the dates when individual pieces were made.  The history will place them in the context of broader Japanese enameling and include the processes required to make enamels as well as the technical developments in enameling that occurred over the centuries since the 1600s.


Fredric Schneider is an independent scholar and collector, focusing on Japanese cloisonné-enamels.  He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School and the author of The Art of Japanese Cloisonné-Enamel: History, Techniques and Artists, 1600 to the Present.  His book is probably the most important English-language book about Japanese cloisonné.  He has lectured at museums, universities and other venues in the United States, Japan, China, England, France and Spain.  He is also a member of the board of the Japanese Art Society of America.  


Please Note:  We will be meeting at a venue that is new for us this year.  Our meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16th, starting at 10:00 A.M. at The Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd St in Manhattan.  Please arrive at 10:00 A.M.  The lecture will start at 10:10 A.M.  The Bohemian National Hall will be presenting a new art fair, "The Asia Art Fair," which will begin that weekend.  Events manager, Michaela Boruta and the management of The Bohemian National Hall will, very generously, be providing their cinema room for our meeting and lecture.  They will also give each attendee of our meeting a complimentary admission to The Asia Art Fair.  The fair hours will begin at 12:00 P.M. on that day.  In addition, anyone who mentionsthe International Netsuke Society will receive a 50% discount for admission to the fair (regular admission will be $20) at all other times.  For more information about the fair, go to http://www.theasiaartfair.com

Please RSVP to:  Jeffrey Klotz, 973-616-2988 or netsuke@takaraasianart.com


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