• Lot 474

    Five ivory netsuke


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    Five ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    The first depicting the female Sennin Seiobo and a Chinese boy lying next to each other, drinking from the Elixer of Life furo no shi; the second depicting Saishi nursing her elderly mother-in-law, while watching over her own son, signed Tomochika; the third depicting the warrior Omori Hikohichi with a female demon on his back; the fourth depicting Tokiwa Gozen, the concubine of Yoshimoto, fleeing in the snow with her three sons, the youngest son Ushiwaka at her breast, the eldest with a large sleigh; the fifth depicting the princess Josan san no Miya playing with her cat, signed Shounsai
    Sizes ranging from 2.8 cm. to 5.9 cm high (5)

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