12 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A group of ten Japanese ivory netsuke, 19th and early 20th century
a long-bearded Chinese man with a scroll from which a dragon emerges, signed Shigemasa; a rabbit and tortoise, signed; a washerwoman, signed Shoshosai; Fukurokujyu with an open scroll, signed Masayuki; three painters making the finishing touches to a large statue of a standing Nyo-o, signed Tomochika; a young dancer, details stained, signed; Tobosaku standing holding a peach; a small person carrying a larger than life gourd; a long-necked ghost behind a smiling figure; a man beside a large lacquer box; the first 1½in. (3.9cm.) wide. (10)
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