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Walrus Ivory Ryusa Manju Netsuke with Kamon Attributed to Ozaki Kokusai

With a differenet pierced ground on either side, the face with roundels containing waves and a bat-owl, the reverse with typical kamon, the central shippo motif and large himotoshi perhaps concealing a secret signature

Circa 1870

3.9 cm across

Information:

Compare with another manju, attributed to Kokusai, with the same bat-owl and grounds, in Moss, Kokusai the Genius, vol. 2, no.109

MR3288

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