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Ivory Netsuke of Urashima Taro, by Kagetoshi

Seated on the turtle with a box of treasure in one hand and a basket of fish behind him, lapped on all sides by waves. The turtle’s eyes have pupils of inlaid red buffalo horn

​Signed beneath. Circa 1850

​Height: 3.2 cm

Compare with a variant composition with Ryujin’s palace from the Katchen collection, sold in the 2nd Bonhams sale, 10th May 2017, lot 32

MR3682

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