London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A group of three ivory netsuke, 19th Century
a fukura suzume with inlaid eyes, gazing straight ahead, its tail erect and wings spread out, signed in an oval reserve Genko; a seated man, with one hand under his chin and the other in the outstretched mouth of a Hyottoko mask; the last of a shishi its paws on a ball while he turns his head in the opposite direction -- the first 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) wide. (3)
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