12 - 13 July 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE GORDON HOUSE
Signed Jikan Ganbun, Edo Period (19th Century)
Of naturally curved form, the cedar-wood box with a pewter snail and carved horn shell along with five inlaid silver, shakudo and iron ants and ant holes, signed on a metal inlaid tablet Jikan Ganbun, with attached netsuke in the form of a chestnut, with ants and an inlaid ivory worm, signed Jikan Ganbun
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