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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)

    Chu (Middle)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)
    Chu (Middle)
    Sealed Kokan-i, Hakuin and Kaku
    Hanging scroll; ink on paper
    26 3/8 x 5½in. (67 x 14cm.)
    Box authenticated by Daisetsu


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