Asian Art Auction

November 28, 2016

LOT 41
Two Carved Ivory Netsuke, Meiji Period
  • Two Carved Ivory Netsuke, Meiji Period

41

Two Carved Ivory Netsuke, Meiji Period

明治時代 牙雕根付兩件

Including one rounded rectangular Manju netsuke, carved in relief to depict Zhong Kui, holding a tanto inlaid with a small bead. The second an anabori-netsuke, finely rendered as a pile of nine gingko nuts (Bai Guo), stacked to form a balanced composition
larger height 2" — 5 cm.

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $840
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

A similar anabori-netsuke of gingko nuts was sold at Bonhams London, May 14, 2015, lot 17 (one of two)

A rectangular manju netsuke originally from The Katchen Collection of Netsuke with a similar style of carving was sold at Bonhams New York, September 16, 2009, lot 2109 as part of The Bluette H. Kirchhoff Collection of Netsuke and Sagemono

Provenance:

From the Private Collection of a Prominent Dutch Artist, and thence by descent within the family

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Ivory
Period: Tang