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    Sale 7553

    The Bob Moore Collection of Japanese Art and Design

    5 - 7 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 296

    Two wood netsuke

    THE FIRST SIGNED SADANOBU, THE SECOND SIGNED MINKOKU, EDO PERIOD (18TH - 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    Two wood netsuke
    The first signed Sadanobu, the second signed Minkoku, Edo Period (18th - 19th century)
    Of a dragon coiled inside a pumpkin, eye inlaid in pale cowhorn, and another of a spider on a lotus leaf
    3.3cm. and 5cm. wide


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    The first, with the dragon partly concealed and seen breaking out of a fruit is synonymous with the horse emerging from a gourd; an allusion perhaps to the proverb Hyotan Kara Koma [the unexpected always happens]

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