London, South Kensington
12 December 2007
A group of six Japanese wood netsuke, 18th and early 19th Century
the first of Usofuki type with eyes inlaid in bone; another O-Beshimi type, eyes inlaid in metal; one representing Hannya with inlaid eyes; the other two of Oni; and a manju netsuke of a fanged figure, signed -- 2 5/8in. (6.7cm.) long max. (6)
One with a Christie's sale label, lot 92, 23 November 1983; another from Sotheby's lot 258, 15 November 1989.
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