16 June 1999
A WOOD NETSUKE
Signed Kokei, Edo Period (Early 19th Century)
Of a reclining goat holding its limbs tightly under the body and turning its head to the left, its tail flicking up against its rump
Dr. Giorgio Marzoli
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