5 - 7 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 375
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
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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