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Lot 45: A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.

The Mang Collection of Japanese Netsuke

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 7, 2012

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
  • A painted wood netsuke of Ryujin, the Dragon King.
   
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Description: Attributed to Mondo (1857-1917), Osaka, Early 20th century. Standing as the dragon climbs on his shoulder. Wearing polychrome decorated robes and holding a pearl. Done in the style of Yoshimura Shuzan. Mondo perfected Shuzan's style, and was responsible for many of the "Shoken Kisho" netsuke exported to the west. 3 3/8in (8.7cm). Provenance: Ex Richards collection. Purchased from R. Koscherak, 1957.

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