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Ivory netsuke of a shishi Anonymous Artist Hugging the ground with all four feet facing forward, and looking back over its shoulder.  The eyes are inlaid with dark pupils. Unsigned Circa 1750 Length: 4.9cm Although less rounded in its carving,… Read More

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Ivory netsuke of a dog with awabi shell Okatomo (active 1780-1830) The dog chews on a cord attached to the large shell, which he pins to the ground.  The carving has all the attributes of the master and the eyes… Read More

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Lacquered wood netsuke of a mandarin duck Anonymous Artist Lacquered in tones of grey, red and gold, with a beak unusually and effectively fashioned from a fragment of coral and eyes of dark buffalo horn. Unsigned Probably circa, 1880 Length:… Read More

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Wood netsuke of Oni Gyozui Minkoku An irritable looking Oni sitting uncomfortably in a small wooden tub, and rubbing his back with a towel. His eyes are double inlays of horn, and his horns and two teeth are inlays of… Read More

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Ivory netsuke of a kirin Ikkosai Toun Recumbent, with its head turned back and looking upwards, its mouth agape. The eyes are inlaid. The ivory has taken on a pleasing polish with age. Signed: Ikkosai Circa 1820 Height: 3.9cm The… Read More

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