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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 161

    A group of five netsuke, 18th Century and 19th Century

    Price Realised  

    A group of five netsuke, 18th Century and 19th Century
    four of wood: the earliest and first of a shishimai dancer sticking his head out beneath the lion mask, 18th Century; a coiled dragon signed Istumin; another of a shell revealing a domestic scene; the fourth with details in bone of a professional singer seated with articulated head; the last of Hirado porcelain of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) -- the first 1¾in. (4.5cm.) (5)


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