16 September 2003
An Ivory and Mixed-Metal Netsuke**
Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Kaito
A mixed-metal dove inlaid in a section of tooth ivory engraved with a meandering stream and a poem above
1 7/8in. (4.8cm.) diameter
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Raymond Bushell, Netsuke Familiar and Unfamiliar (New York: Weatherhill, 1975), pl. 273, where he translates the poem.
George Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro and How to Read their Signatures, vol. II (Honolulu: Reed Publishers, 1981), p. 565.
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