22 November 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,292
GBP 500 - GBP 700
A stag-antler bijin mask netsuke
carved with a smiling expression, the hair tied with a ribbon -- 2in. (5.1cm.) high; an ivory clam's dream netsuke, carved slightly open revealing a bird in flight above two seated figures beside a pine tree -- 2¼in. (5.7cm.) wide; a circular ivory manju netsuke carved with a an oni -- 1 5/8in. (4.1cm.) diam.; and three ivory figural group netsuke of a musician group, mother and child group and three korako playing -- 1 5/8in. (4.1cm.) max. wide, (minor wear).
See Illustration. (6)
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