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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 682

    Three ivory netsuke


    Price Realised  


    Three ivory netsuke
    19th/20th century
    The first depicting a seated ama (shell diver), her head raised and turned to the right, the mouth open gasping for air, in her left hand a hoe, her long hair flowing over her shoulder and back; the second depicting a lying ama with an octopus embracing her with with his long tentacles, in her left hand a tama, the eyes of the octopus inlaid, signed Masayume; the third depicting a sitting ama in her right hand a hoe, beside her a large octopus reaching out his long tentacles to her, the eyes of the ama and the octopus inlaid, signed in an oval reserve Toi
    Sizes ranging fom 2.5 to 5 cm. high (3)

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