• Lot 450

    Three ivory netsuke

    19TH CENTURY

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    Three ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    The first depicting two Nio cleaning a mokugyo (temple bell), signed in an rectangular reserve Tomomasa (koku), the second depicting Raiden the shinto god of Thunder, who, together with his son Raitaro, is helping the god of Wind Fujin with the filing of the sacks of wind, signed in an irregular reserve Ikkosai; the third depicting one of the Nio, guardians of the temple, sitting with open mouth holding a feathered cloth in his hands, signed Gyokkosai
    Sizes ranging from 3 cm. to 4 cm. high (3)


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