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Osaka School Ivory Netsuke of a Squirrel

Crouching on a large leaf with its head turned back.  The eyes are cabochons of dark buffalo horn.  The branch attached to the leaf has the strange pine bark like pattern typical of Osaka animal netsuke

Unsigned. Circa 1800

Length: 5.2 cm 

Provenance:

Sale, Sotheby’s London, 20th June 2002, lot 633

MR3577

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