Lot 18: A boxwood netsuke of the Ghost of the lantern.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Attributed to Sansho. Osaka, Early 20th century. The limbs and head of the ghost emerge through ragged holes; the head is movable, as is the left arm. Bowl of the lantern painted with characters on gesso. Unsigned. Sotheby's(London), 20 December 1967, Lot 311. 2 7/8in (7.4cm). Provenance: Sotheby's, London, December 20, 2967; Lot 311