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Ivory Netsuke of Sumo Wrestlers, by Meikeisai Hojitsu

Mercifully not engaged in the Kawazu throw, which has been worked to death in netsuke, here one of the two tough looking combatants has got his head between the legs of his opponent and looks set to heave him headlong over his shoulders. The well figured ivory has a deep colour and good polish

Signed on a tablet between the men’s feet. Circa 1860

4.9 cm across

The netsuke is currently located in Germany and is in free circulation within the European Union

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