London, South Kensington
20 July 2000
An ivory and white metal manju netsuke
cast in relief with lotus sprays, the ivory with incised ruyi sprays, attatched to an embroidered tobacco pouch decorated with figures in a garden landscape, with a gilt and white metal clasp in the form of a scrolling dragon amongst cloud sprays -- 2¼in. (5.7cm.) diam., signature on inner clasp, 19th Century, (minor split to netsuke).
See Colour Plate 3.
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