14 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 3,760
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
TWO WOOD NETSUKE
Edo Period (Early/Mid-19th Century)
The first: katabori, manju, stained boxwoood; a compact toggle representing a dragon curled in a circle with its head in the centre of the design, the himotoshi formed by natural openings in the carving; signed with incised characters on a rectangular plaque Ken'unsai (?); the second: katabori, stained boxwood; a small model of a toad squatting on an overturned straw sandal, the himotoshi formed by the tying cord; signed with incised characters in a sunken reserve Kokei (Kuwana, Ise Province)
13/16 x 1 9/16in. (2.1x 4.0cm.) and 5/8 x 2in. (1.6 x 5.0cm.) respectively (2)
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