• Lot 509

    An ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    An ivory netsuke
    19th century
    Depicting a Shishi holding a large smooth ball with his fore legs, its mouth open and containing a small loose wooden ball, the well carved details are slightly worn, the eye pupils inlaid, signed Masayuki
    3 cm. high

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    For a similar example compare F. Meinertzhagen, MCI, The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke, George Lazarnick ed., New York, 1986, vol. 2, p. 497.

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