An ivory netsuke
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An ivory netsuke

UNSIGNED, MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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An ivory netsuke
Unsigned, Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)
Katabori, stained ivory; standing group of a Westerner with a child, the adult wearing a wide-brimmed, tasselled hat and a Chinese coat with wave decoration and playing a tasselled, trumpet-mouthed musical instrument which he holds in both hands, the child to his right holding one of the tassels in his left hand, his coat-buttons of dark horn, the himotoshi formed by a hole in the adult's coat connecting with another drilled through the bottom of the coat
6.2 x 3.2 cm. (2 7/16 x 1¼in.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 13 May 1987, lot 1268 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. E-33).
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