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    Sale 5102

    Asian Art

    12 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 861

    Four Japanese ivory netsuke, late 19th Century

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Four Japanese ivory netsuke, late 19th Century
    the first of two courtiers in an amorous embrace, details stained, signed Takahiro in a rectangular reserve, with box inscribed Ise Monogatari and signed; a young woman being attacked by a large octopus, signed Ikkosai; another of an woman holding a mirror and blackening her teeth, signed Yoshikazu; and an octopus -- the first 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) high. (4)


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