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Ivory Netsuke of a Monkey on Namazu

Ivory Netsuke of a Monkey on Namazu

Ivory netsuke of a monkey on namazu Anonymous Artist A superlative example of this 18th century subject, much less worn than is often the case, the monkey’s feet better defined. He holds his gourd in front of him, its bulges… Read More

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Sentoku tsuba in the form of a snake Anonymous Artist Cast as a coiled serpent with head drawn back threateningly.  The visible eye is inlaid in silver and the tongue in brass. Unsigned Circa 1880 Height: 7.8cm… Read More

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Ivory netsuke of a shishi and cub Tomotada (Active 1760-1780) An extraordinarily dynamic composition, the parent scratching, the young gambolling.  The ivory is carved with considerable relief and undercutting.  The eyes are all inlaid with dark pupils. Signed in a… Read More

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Ebony netsuke of a bat Horaku Flying, with its wings just touching above it.  The manner of carving the face, with inlaid dark horn eyes and single stroke for the mouth, are typical of Horaku. Unsigned Kyoto, circa 1820 Length:… Read More

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Large wood netsuke of a rat Tomokazu Its head raised slightly from the ground as it scents the atmosphere. The rodent’s paws rest on its long tail, which slinks into an S shape under its resting body.  The large ears… Read More

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