• Lot 505

    Four ivory netsuke


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    Four ivory netsuke
    19th century
    The first depicting a farmer falling asleep with his face upside down on a large banana-leaf; the second a study of a coiled snake, the reptile's sinuous body tightly coiled in irregular loops with its head resting on the top, the eyes inlaid; the third a study of a whale, the eyes inlaid with two metals, signed Jugyoku; the fourth depicting a frog sitting on a long folded lotus leaf observing a small spider
    Sizes ranging from 5 cm. to 7 cm. long (4)

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that in on page 158 of the printed catalogue the middle fish on the lowest image belongs to lot 510.