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Author De Waal, Edmund
Title The hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and loss / Edmund de Waal
Publisher New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
 Rodman Main Adult  909.049 D278    AVAILABLE
 Louisville Adult Biography  B/EPHRUSSI FAMILY    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed
Descript 353 p. : ill., map, geneal. table ; 22 cm
Note "Originally published in 2010 by Chatto & Windus, Great Britain, as The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance"--T.p. verso
Summary The author became the fifth generation of his family to inherit the small, exquisite collection of netsuke -- 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox -- gathered together by his ancestor Charles Ephrussi at the height of the Parisian rage for all things Japanese. When the Anschluss overtook Europe and priceless art treasures were stolen by the Nazis, the Ephrussi's loyal maid Anna smuggled the netsuke away by hiding them in her straw mattress, determined that she would one day find a way to return them to those she had served. De Waal traces the story of his family by tracing the story of these mysterious and beautiful works of art
Subject Ephrussi family
Ephrussi, Charles, 1849-1905 -- Art collections
Jewish bankers -- Europe -- Biography
Jewish businesspeople -- Europe -- Biography
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Europe -- Biography
Netsukes -- Private collections -- England -- London
De Waal, Edmund -- Travel -- Europe
De Waal, Edmund -- Family
ISBN 9780374105976

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