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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: 5.5cm

PROVENANCE: Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris

LITERATURE: A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 2, pp. 434-435, no. K496