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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

    A WOOD NETSUKE

    SIGNED HOJITSU, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A WOOD NETSUKE
    SIGNED HOJITSU, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)
    Daruma standing with one shoe, his robe billowing about him
    4.5cm. high


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    The subject is an allusion to the legend that three years after the death of Daruma he was seen travelling back towards India with one shoe. When his sepulcre was opened the other shoe was found in the empty tomb

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    Provenance

    Guest Collection
    M.T Hindson collection


    Literature

    N. K. Davey,Netsuke, (London, 1982) p.149 no. 442