Lot 27: A group of two ivory netsuke.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Osaka, Mid 19th century. The first, by Ohara Mitsusada, in the form of Daikoku's pouch, the gold lacquer decorations of precious objects with reverse carving meant to represent a sliding clasp with an incised design of a paulownia leaf and berries. Signed on the front without reserve, Mitsusada. 1?in (3.5cm). The second, by Ohara Mitsuhiro, A mask of Jo, possibly akobu-jo. Signed on the crossbar, Mitsuhiro, plus the Ohara seal. 1?in (4.8cm). Provenance: The first, Purchased from R. Koscherak, 1951.