6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Seven wood and ivory netsuke, 18th and 19th Century
the first of ivory: Gama Sennin; a seal netsuke with a caparisoned elephant; a quail on millet with signature Okatomo; a woman kneeling while scrubbing the floor, signed Tomomasa; three of wood: a seated traveller with a huge bundle on his back; a seated puppy, signed Ichigawa; a karako with a ball -- 3¼in. (8.3cm.) high maximum (7)
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