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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 297

    Four Hirado netsuke

    EDO - MEIJI PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Four Hirado netsuke
    Edo - Meiji Period (19th century)
    Each decorated in underglaze blue and iron-brown, a karako holding a karashishi mask, a manzai dancer, an insect on an aubergine and a crustacean on a clamshell
    7.6cm., 7.5cm. high, 3.5cm. and 4.2cm. wide (4)


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    For similar examples of Hirado netsuke see Toshio Noda, Hirado (Tokyo 1997), pl.36

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