• Lot 482

    An ivory netsuke


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    An ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    Depicting the general Kato no Kiyomasa dressed in full armour killing a savage man-eating tiger with his spear, signed on an oval reserve Shigechika
    5.2 cm. high

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    Illustrated in Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art, London, p. 253; V.-F. Weber, Hoji Hoten, Dictionnaire à l'usage des Amateurs et Collectionneurs d'Objets d'Art Japonais et Chinois, Paris, 1923, Pl.XXVII-3; and Georges Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists, p.734.