• Lot 455

    Four ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    Four ivory netsuke
    19th century
    The first depicting Sennin Sonto holding a koto (musical instrument) on his crossed legs, signed in an irregular reserve Doraku; the second depicting Kikujido the chrysanthemum-boy, holding a twig of flowers and a pencil, signed Masaguhi; the third depicting the boy Kintoki playing with two crabs in a tub, signed Ryomin and Kakhian; the fourth depicting Urashima Taro, the legendary fisherman standing on his turtle and riding through breaking waves with Otohime's magical box in his hand, the eyes of he turtle inlaid with coral, signed in a rectangular reserve Kagetoshi
    Sizes ranging from 2 cm. to 4.2 cm. high (4)

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