• Lot 447

    An ivory netsuke


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    An ivory netsuke
    18th/19th Century
    Depicting Komei the famous Chinese sage and later General who was visited by Emperor Gentoku who waited for six hours for Komei to finish his reading
    5.3 cm. high

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    Ex Collection Joly.
    Ex Collection Meinertzhagen.


    Illustrated in Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art, London, p. 253; and in V.-F. Weber, Hoji Hoten, Dictionnaire à l'usage des Amateurs et Collectionneurs d'Objets d'Art Japonais et Chinois, Paris, 1923, p. XXX4-2.