Asian Art

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LOT 15

Lot 15

A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century

A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century
Lot 15 Details
A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century

The female diver crawling over the top of a large clam shell revealing a hidden palace within
1.3 x 2.1 in — 3.3 x 5.4 cm

Estimate $600-$800

Realised: $780
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century
  • A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century
  • A Boxwood and Ivory Carved Netsuke of a Pearl Diver, Late 19th Century
Provenance:

Purchased from Betty Killam Oriental Arts, Connecticut
From an Important Toronto Netsuke Collection

Note:

Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation

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CONDITION DETAILS

in fine condition; 品相完好

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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