Lot 46: A group of two carved ivory netsuke.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: By Yoshinaga and Yoshinaga School, Kyoto, 2nd half 18th century. The first, by Yoshinaga, a rice peddler standing with his sack of rice flung over his shoulder, a square rice measure is suspended from the front of his sash while from the back and attached to a manju, is a kinchaku bearing the single character, Kayoi. Signed on the sack in a rectangular reserve, Yoshinaga. 2? (6.5cm). The second, Gama Sennin standing and cradling a large toad in his left hand while his right holds a large peach to his shoulder. The eyes of the toad are inlaid with horn or amber. Unsigned. (2¾ 7.1cm).