• Lot 499

    Three ivory netsuke

    THE FIRST CARVED AS THE DRAGON TAUSU, THE EYES INLAID IN DARK HORN, SIGNED OSAI; THE SECOND CARVED AS THE JAPANESE PHOENIX HOO, SITTING WITH ITS HEAD TURNED BACK ON A DOUBLE SEAL BASE; THE THIRD IN FORM OF A VAJRA

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    Three ivory netsuke
    The first carved as the dragon Tausu, the eyes inlaid in dark horn, signed Osai; the second carved as the Japanese Phoenix Hoo, sitting with its head turned back on a double seal base; the third in form of a vajra
    19th century
    Sizes ranging from 3,5 cm. to 8,1 cm. long (3)


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    Provenance

    The second netsuke: Ex Collection Behrens, no. 2556.; Ex Collection Brockhaus.