16 September 2003
A Large Ivory Netsuke**
Edo period (18th century)
Carved as the immortal Chinnen standing on one foot as he scowls down at the dragon emerging from the pot he cups in his left hand, his robes incised with floral patterns and and his shoulders covered with a mugwort-leaf cape
3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) high
Walter Lionel Behrens, sold Glendining's and Co., Japanese Works of Art formed by the late Mr. Walter Lionel Behrens of Manchester, part I, Netsuke, 1913, collection no. 4636
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Henri Joly, Japanese Works of Art formed by the late Walter Lionel Behrens of Manchester, , part I, Netsuke (London: Glendining's and Co., 1913 and New York: Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1966), pl. LVIII.
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