• Lot 431

    Five ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    Five ivory netsuke
    18th/19th Century
    The first depicting Hotei with bald head, long ears and exposed belly, while a karako is tweezing his beard; the second depicting Hotei leaning against his sack, surrounded by three karako, each playing a different musical instrument, signed in a rectangular reserve Kagetoshi; the third depicting Daikoku who is holding a tray with dried beans before a chewing oni, signed in a reserve Masatoshi; the fourth depicting Jurojin sitting against a reclining deer, the symbol of longivity; the fifth depicting Fukurokuju, standing on one foot, his elongated, bald head held backwards
    Sizes ranging from 4 cm. to 5,7 cm high (5)

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    The netsuke of the deer: ex. collection Uni.Museum of Pennsylvania, no. 29-26-379.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The Estate of a Private European Collection