• Lot 479

    An ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    An ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    Depicting Kagesue and Takatsuna seated on their horses among the waves, signed in an oval reserve Hojitsu
    4.4 cm. long

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    The famous horsemen and warriors Kagesue and Takatsuna both wanted to be the first to cross the river Uji to fight the enemy stationed on the opposite side. Kagesue was the first to plunge into the water, but Takatsana, riding behind him, called him to tighten the slack girdle of his horse. Kagesue was forced to stop and his companion reached the opposite bank first. Nothing was wrong with the girdle.

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