6 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Two Kiseruzutsu With Tabako-ire, 19th Century
the first with a pipecase and pouch of similar leather, silver clasp with a peony spray, pipe of bamboo and metal, all attached together with a thick silver chain, manju netsuke depicting a man grasping a galloping horse by the mane, signed Nobunaga and kao; the other pipecase of ivory carved with two mongoose on a pine, ojime finely carved with a dragon amidst clouds, Mount Fuji in the distance; the leather pouch with a shakudo, gold and silver clasp with the Temple thief carrying the lantern, signed Katsu and sealed Hiro to reverse (2)
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