An ivory netsuke
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An ivory netsuke

UNSIGNED (KYOTO OR OSAKA), EDO PERIOD (MID-LATE 18TH CENTURY)

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An ivory netsuke
Unsigned (Kyoto or Osaka), Edo Period (Mid-Late 18th Century)
Katabori, heavily stained ivory; a figure of a Westerner standing upright and facing to the front, with a long curly wig under his wide-brimmed tasselled hat, dressed in a long coat with stylised cloud and wave designs, and knee-breeches, holding a crane with both hands, the himotoshi formed by two holes in the back of his skirt, the larger hole just below the smaller, strongly contrasting patinas on the back and front, extensive old wear and age cracks
9.6 x 2.7 cm. (3¾ x 1 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 13 May 1987, lot 1247 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. E-32).
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