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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31

    A boxwood study of a yamainu, signed Kokei, early 19th Century, Tsu School

    Price Realised  

    A boxwood study of a yamainu, signed Kokei, early 19th Century, Tsu School
    finely detailed, the recumbent wild canine clutches a skull between its front paws, eyes inlaid in horn -- 1¾in. (4.4cm.)


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    Provenance

    Ex Julius Katchen Collection.


    Literature

    For a similar subject by Kokei, see Raymond Bushell, Collector's Nestuke, p.67, no.84.