• Lot 475

    Three ivory netsuke


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    Three ivory netsuke
    19th Century
    The first depicting Enshi covering himself under a deer-hide, he lived with a herd of deer in order to obtain the milk of a cow, the only medicine for his mother's eye-disease, the eyes of the deer inlaid in horn, signed Masamine; the second depicting Teishi-en riding on his tiger and holding a scroll makimono in his left hand, while his right hand clutches a fly-whisk hossu, accompanied by a boy; the third depicting a figure from the mythological land Senha holding a large shishi on a lash
    Sizes ranging from 2.5 cm. to 4 cm. high (3)

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