Fri, 19th Nov 2021 9:00

Asian Art II

 
  Lot 457
 

λ THREE IVORY NETSUKE.

λ THREE IVORY NETSUKE.

19th Century.

The first, a figural netsuke representing a scene from the folktale, Shitakiri Suzume (Tongue-cut Sparrow), depicting an old woman staggering under the weight of a large basket, from which a red tongued goblin peeps, a sparrow beside her, 2.5cm H; the second, Shoki standing with a large hat, 3.2cm H; and the third, a tortoise with its head drawn in, 3.2cm wide. (3)

£300 - 400

Provenance: purchased at Christie’s, An Important Collection of Japanese Netsuke, 21, 22 &23 February 1966.

象牙根付3点

* Please note this lot may be subject to CITES regulations. *

Estimated at £250 - £300


 

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