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Lot 36: A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.

The Mang Collection of Japanese Netsuke

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 7, 2012

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
  • A wood netsuke of a roaring dragon holding a ball.
   
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Description: By Kaigyokudo, Osaka, c.1833-1843. Seated with its tail curled beneath, the body erect and head thrown back in defiance, the front claws clutch a glass ball. Signed underneath on the tail without reserve, Kaigyokudo. The tip of right horn and claw have been repaired with original pieces. Ball replaced. An early work by Kaigyokusai who used this signature from 1833-1843. 1 3/4in (4.4cm).

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