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A visit to the Musée d’Ennery, June 2016

We are very pleased to let you know that a special visit to the Musée d’Ennery, Avenue Foch, Paris, has been organized for Thursday 23rd June 2016.

23rd June 2016 – Visit to the Musée d’Ennery, Paris

The visit will start at 16.00 prompt lasting for 1 hour, but we will need to gather at the museum at 15.30. (Nearer the time we will arrange a meeting place for lunch before making our way to the venue.)

The Musée d’Ennery has a remarkable collection of 7000 objects from the Far East bequeathed to the State in 1894 by Clémence d’Ennery, wife of the journalist Adolphe d’Ennery. Her collection illustrates daily life and belief in China and Japan from the 16th to 19th centuries in a sumptuous Second Empire mansion house. The collection holds a large group of netsuke which provide a snapshot of 19th century collecting; netsuke were bought from all the great Parisian dealers of the day. We will not be able to handle the netsuke, but we will have an opportunity to see a collection, that is seldom available to view, in their display cases, of which there are 7 or 8. (Rosemary Bandini will act as our guide to the collection and is hoping to pull together a listing of the contents of each cabinet which will assist with the viewing.)

Who can attend?

Any Euronetsuke member.

So how do I sign up?

Unfortunately, numbers are restricted and the museum will be able to accommodate up to 15 members only. In the circumstances, we will be able to accept only the first 15 replies received. As you will appreciate, we can accommodate guests of Members only if places are available and any Member wishing to bring a guest will need to let me have their name for inclusion on a waiting list.

This is open to all Euronetsuke members with submissions closing Friday 13th May. If you are interested in either event please contact Peter Ayre by clicking on the following email address ayrepj@aol.com