8 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
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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