• Lot 447

    An ivory netsuke

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.


    Provenance

    Ex Collection Joly.
    Ex Collection Meinertzhagen.


    Literature

    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.