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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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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 recumbent shishi Anonymous Artist  Lying curled on its side, its left paws touching, this is a spirited little beast with bushy main and tail, its rib cage well defined. Unsigned Osaka, before 1800 Length: 3.7 cm… Read More

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