• Lot 496

    Five ivory netsuke


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    Five ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    The first carved as a signboard in the shape of a five-sided wooden panel broken and floating among waves, inscribed Kin-satsu (paper money), signed on a rectangular reserve Shuraku and with seal Shuraku; the second in the form of an Edo omiyage (Gifts from Tokyo) including a basket with mussels, a box, a pipe and a bag with the emblem of Raiden inscribed kaminari Okoshi (bakeries from Asakusa), the reverse inscribed Omori Karashizuke Yamamoto (vegetables from Yamamoto from Omori in Tokyo); the third carved as a rat sitting on a compressed paper lantern, the eyes of the rat inlaid in dark horn; the fourth carved as a tsuba with fushi-kahira, signed Buyo Gyokusai; the fifth in the shape of a helmet with the mon (court of arms) of the Watanabe family clan
    Sizes ranging from 3.9 cm. to 5.2 cm. long (5)

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