The Emperor’s Jade Suit – My Adventures in the Jade Trade



“Sam Bernstein is one of the world’s leading scholars of and dealers in jade. No one knows the subject better. Having written about other great American collectors, dealers and students of Asian art, I have eagerly awaited the Bernstein story."

Warren I. Cohen, Distinguished University Professor of History at University of Maryland (UMBC) and author of East Asian Art and American Culture; A Study in International Relations.

“Sam has drawn an enlightening anecdotal picture of his lifelong passion for the world of art...The insight...will be enlightening to those in the field as well as collectors and those fascinated with the inside workings of an extremely interesting but somewhat esoteric vocation which Mr. Bernstein has brilliantly illustrated...”

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

“Bernstein’s perceptive aptitudes quicken his ready grasp of knowledge in his avid embracement of Chinese art history and the study of jades in particular...In his quest to discover the real thing and its meaning, his talents...are being put to very good use. And we are the beneficiaries of it.”

Clarence F. Shangraw, Chief Curator Emeritus, The Avery Brundage Collection in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

“Mr. Bernstein is the country’s foremost authority on jade...”

The Art Newspaper of London

“...I have found Sam Bernstein to have the most consistently good taste in his appreciation, as well as knowledge and intuition. The combination of his aesthetics and astute insight, make him one of the best dealers/collectors in jade that I have come across...”

Gerald Godfrey, Hong Kong


Published in the United States by Orchid Press, © 2003.


Item #11569
ISBN: 0-9638932-8-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2002092896


269 Pages, Hardbound.


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