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    Sale 1978

    Japanese And Korean Art

    18 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    Two Ivory Netsuke and an Ivory Hidden Christian (Kakure Kirishitan) Netsuke

    EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (18TH AND LATE 19TH CENTURY), THE SECOND SIGNED CHIKUYOSAI AND SEALED

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    Two Ivory Netsuke and an Ivory Hidden Christian (Kakure Kirishitan) Netsuke
    Edo-Meiji period (18th and late 19th century), the second signed Chikuyosai and sealed
    The first of Shoki grasping a terrified demon by the forearm, details incised and stained dark; the second of Choryo returning Kosekiko's shoe; the third of Kikujido, the Chrysanthemum Boy, with a basket of chrysanthemums, the hollow base concealing a removable cross on a stand
    2 1/8in. (5.4cm.); 1 5/8in. (4.1cm.); 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high (3)


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