• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1003

    A Ceramic-inlaid Carved Bamboo Tobacco Container (Tonkotsu) and Netsuke en suite

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), INLAID SQUARE CERAMIC SEAL KAN

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    A Ceramic-inlaid Carved Bamboo Tobacco Container (Tonkotsu) and Netsuke en suite
    Edo period (19th century), Inlaid square ceramic seal Kan
    The tobacco container carved in the form of a gourd, inlaid on one side with a praying mantis eyeing a beetle, both of inlaid green-glazed pottery, the wood polished to golden brown with darker stained details, the interior and rims brushed with red lacquer; fitted with a large netsuke carved as a rolled leaf enclosing a cricket; carved black lacquer bead ojime
    Tonkotsu 3½ x 2 5/8in. (8.8 x 6.8cm.)
    Kan is the seal used by the seventeenth-century master Ogawa Haritsu (Ritsuo) and followers.


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    Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections