London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
WORKS OF ART -- 10.30AM
An ivory netsuke of Gama sennin
carved wearing long robes, his staff beside him and a toad seated on his head, Koshin signature to reverse -- 4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) high, (age cracks).
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