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    Sale 5172

    Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art

    8 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14

    An ivory study of a cormorant fisherman, signed Hidemasa, 19th Century, Kansai School

    Price Realised  

    An ivory study of a cormorant fisherman, signed Hidemasa, 19th Century, Kansai School
    smiling as he stands in the night, holding his bird over his left shoulder, and a flaming torch in his right hand ready for his fishing expedition -- 2¼in. (5.7cm.)


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    Provenance

    Ex Julius Katchen Collection.


    Literature

    For a similar example, please see N K Davey, Netsuke, p.18, no. 10.