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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    A Wood and Ivory Netsuke and Two Wood Netsuke**

    EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), THE FIRST SIGNED MASATERU; THE SECOND SIGNED HIDE'O; THE THIRD SIGNED IKKO

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    A Wood and Ivory Netsuke and Two Wood Netsuke**
    Edo period (19th century), the first signed Masateru; the second signed Hide'o; the third signed Ikko
    The first a pair of demons wrestling on a drum, horns inlaid in ivory and the bosses of the drum in ebony; the second formed as Fujin, the god of wind, riding on a cloud; the third of two monkeys in a sumo match on a straw mat, one dressed in court clothes, eyes inlaid in translucent horn
    1 5/8in. (4.3cm.); 1¼in. (3.2cm.) high; 1¾in. (4.6cm.) wide (3)


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