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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1

    An ivory group of an eagle and monkey, early 19th Century

    Price Realised  

    An ivory group of an eagle and monkey, early 19th Century
    the powerful bird clutching the terrified monkey in its claws, the details finely stained and the eyes inlaid in dark horn, unsigned -- 1 15/16in. (5cm.)


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    Due to its stronger characterisation, this example might pre-date Kaigyokusai Masatsugu's examples of the same subject. This piece has been attributed, by some, to his work.

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    Provenance

    Ex George Lazarnick Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    NETSUKE FROM THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Illustrated in colour in Lazarnick, George 'Netsuke and Inro Artists, and How to Read Their Signatures', Reed 1976, page 81.