• Short Summary

    Collection of ornate carved pieces of jade and ivory is presented to the camera.

  • Description

    Edgbaston, Birmingham.

    Mr George Cohen presents his collection of jade and ivory. M/S of Mr Cohen looking at a reference book of identification markings. Small ornaments are laid out on a table. Various shots of Netsukes - ornamental pieces which are worn on a sash around the waist. C/U of his wife Betty holding one of the Netsukes and admiring it. C/U of various small intricately carved pieces, some of which represent subjects from Japanese mythology.

    Extreme C/U of a small shell held between Betty's fingers, as she turns the shell towards the camera we see a tiny carving inside the shell. M/S of Mr Cohen and Betty sitting on a couch admiring various pieces in the collection. Narrator tells the viewer some of the history of jade, recounting a Chinese proverb and Mexican superstition. Powdered jade is sometimes used as a medicine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    57.07
    Media URN:
    1226
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:40:00 / 01:13:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 103

Comments (1)

  1. John Neville Cohen says

    This is about part of the collection of my late parents Betty and George Cohen, that later became \'The Cohen Collection\' and a publication (hard back) \'In Search of Netsuke & Inro\' by George Cohen. These publications are now available on the Internet featuring very fine antique; Netsuke, Inro, Jade, Snuff Bottles, Pendants and Ivory. See www.jncohen.net

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