The Team

Euro Netsuke is run by a dedicated team of volunteers. Below are the core team that are responsible for the smooth running of the chapter. 

Editor -  Rosemary Bandini  

Rosemary Bandini started her career in the Japanese department of Sotheby’s in 1977, before marrying Luigi Bandini of Eskenazi Ltd. With him she worked on the preparation of exhibition catalogues until 1996, subsequently organizing two further exhibitions for Eskenazi.

She has been a private dealer since 1998. She has made a reputation writing books about netsuke collections, including Shishi and Other Netsuke, the collection of Harriet Szechenyi and Tiny Titans, the sumo netsuke collection of Karl-Ludwig Kley.

She is editor of Euronetsuke and on the editorial board of the Association Franco-Japonaise. In 2010, following a joint project co-ordinating a netsuke symposium in London, she formed a partnership with Max Rutherston, organizing the International Netsuke Society’s conventionin London in 2013, the first time this biennial event has been held outside the USA. To coincide with this event, Rosemary curated an important exhibition of Japanese Netsuke from European collections, held at the Embassy of Japan, with its accompanying catalogue: In a Nutshell. 

In 2013 she was appointed to the board of the International Netsuke Society as its European representative. Based in the London area, she now deals privately, producing catalogues of her stock and travelling extensively buying and selling fine Japanese works of art.

Secretary - Peter Ayre

Peter has been an avid collector of netsuke for over 35 years. Peter is the linchpin that ensures all our events are well attended and that members are informed of upcoming dates. Peter will also create an illustrated write up of each event for the journal.

(Peter can you provide me a little write up on your interest in netsuke and history please) 

Membership - David Brown

David co-ordinates our membership and makes sure that existing memberships are renewed, and that new members are welcomed to the society.

(David can you provide me a little write up on your interest in netsuke and history please)