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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    A WOOD NETSUKE

    SIGNED 'MASANAO', EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WOOD NETSUKE
    SIGNED 'MASANAO', EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
    Of the legend of Shiba Onka, who broke a wine/water jar in order to save his friend who has fallen into the jar, signed by 'Masanao', the Yamada school artist
    1½ in. (4 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Acquired by Sir John Gladstone, 3rd Baronet, (1852-1926) on a visit to Japan, circa 1890.