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    Sale 5335

    Japanese Art & Asian Textiles including the Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    6 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    Two wood Netsuke, Signed, 19th and 20th Century

    Price Realised  


    Two wood Netsuke, Signed, 19th and 20th Century
    the first of a tigress, her paw resting protectively over her cub, eyes inlaid in horn, signed Masayoshi; the second of a frog in the manner of a Han Dynasty bronze, signed Sosui -- 1¾ and 1 7/8in. (4.4 and 4.7cm.) (2)

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    For a similar example of the Sosui carving, see Collectors Netsuke, R. Bushell, 1st Edition 1971, John Weatherhill Inc, New York and Tokyo, page 175

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    The second ex. R. Bushell Collection