• Japanese Art & Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5968

    Japanese Art & Design

    4 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    Three Wood Netsuke


    Price Realised  


    Three Wood Netsuke
    Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    The first of a man eating, signed Gyokkei; another of Hanasaka Jiji seated on a tree trunk holding a basket containing the magic ashes, ivory inlays, signed Ryumin; and another of a blind man lifting the strength stone
    3.2cm., 3.5cm. and 2.5cm. wide respectively (3)

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    For a similar example of the second see M.T. Coullery and M.S. Newstead, Netsuke [in the Baur Collection, Geneva], (Geneva, 1977), C426, p.176

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