23 March 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
An Ivory Netsuke**
Edo period (19th century), signed Hakuryu
Carved as a persimmon, the natural coloring of the ivory used to represent the blemishes on the skin and the surface of the stem lightly stippled to resemble rough bark
1 3/16in. (3cm.) across
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For another example of this subject by Hakuryu see George Lazarnick, ed., The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum, Part A (New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1986), p. 121.
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