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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 665

    A large ivory netsuke

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A large ivory netsuke
    18th/19th century
    Depicting a standing figure of a Gama Sennin, elegantly composed with a good facial expression, his emaciated ribs visible beneath his mugwort-leaf shawl around his shoulders, the left hand clutching a bamboo branch, with the right hand tickling a small tiger under the chin while resting on his shoulders, the himotoshi formed by a large and a small hole on the back, the surface with good patination
    11.5 cm. high


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