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Ivory Manju Netsuke with bathers, signed Nakamasa.
This fun ivory manju netsuke has a sento or public baths, the sign reads Yuraku Yakuto meaning fun medicinal bath. It certainly looks like the have fun being a mixed scene. mellow patina, signed Nakamasa with kikihan.
High 45mm – 15mm wide.
19th C
Code 943
£650


Ivory Netsuke with a Sage on the back of an Ox
This charming ivory netsuke has the Chinese sage on the back of an Ox. Deep mellow patina, tiny loss to section of rope.
High 66mm – 23mm wide.
18th C
Code 942
£750


Antler Netsuke with a Sennin.
This nice Stag Antler netsuke has a Sennin probably Chokwaro as he has a gourd. 
High 62mm – 27mm wide.
19th C
Code 941
£300 


Ivory Netsuke with a Oni with Tonkotsu, Signed Gyokuzan.
This outstanding detailed ivory netsuke has an Oni holding onto a huge Tonkotsu with the cord trailing over his shoulder the Ojime seated on his neck ant the mask netsuke by his side. Signed on the base Gyokuzan in scroll cartouch.
High 29mm – 50mm wide.
19th C
Code 940
£1300 


 

Ivory Netsuke with a man seated on his bag. 
Good old 18thC ivory Netsuke with a figure seated on his bag, wonderful patina.
High 32mm – 29mm wide.
19th C
Code 939
£600


Ivory Netsuke with Oni riding a dragonfish, signed Gyokuzan. 
Stunning carving in Ivory this netsuke is as good as we have seen by Gyokuzan. The Oni is riding the back of a huge dragonfish holding a trident. Wonderfull wave work. Signed on the base Gyokuzan. Old collection label F149
High 18mm – 21mm wide.
19th C
Code 938
£1800

 


Ivory Netsuke with Oni and kappa cleaning a cannon, signed Gyokuzan. 
Wonderfully detailed ivory Netsuke has an Oni and a Kappa cleaning a huge cannon, which has multiple inlays down the barrel. Signed in Teapot reserve Gyokuzan Old collection label F393.
High 23mm – 56mm wide.
19th C
Code 937
£1700

 


Ivory Netsuke with 4 fisherman, signed Ikkosai. 
Charming ivory Netsuke has 4 figures with the tale of Kanshin who has been belittled by the others and forced to crawl through ones legs another has slapped a fish against his face. Typical humour found in Ikkosai work. Signed on the base.
High 30mm – 40mm wide.
19th C
Code 936
£1300

 


Ivory Netsuke with figure drinking round the fire, signed. 
Intricate ivory Netsuke has 4 figures drinking and enjoying themselves around a fire. The level of carving is superb. Signed on the bottom, undeciphered at the moment.  
High 35mm – 42mm wide.
19th C
Code 935
£1000

 


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