• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 137

    Four Japanese ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    Four Japanese ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    The first depicting a boy playing with his turtle, signed Gyokuyosai; the second depicting a crouching boy holding open a bag, signed Gyokuyosai; the third depicting a man and a woman holding a large root, signed Shunsho; and the fourth depicting a woman carrying a bag and boxes, signed Ono Ryoko, with kakihan
    3-3.5 cm. high (4)

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