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Lot 26: An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.

The Mang Collection of Japanese Netsuke

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 7, 2012

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
  • An ivory netsuke in the form of loquats.
   
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Description: By Ohara Mitsuhiro (b.1810), Osaka, Mid 19th century. A pair of Loquats together with a leaf are attached to a stem, well-carved to simulate bark, with the tips of the two fruits finely and delicately stippled with the rest smoothly polished with a soft light brown finish beginning to patina on the back. A few age cracks developing on the leaf and adjoining fruit. Signed on the cut end of the stem in a polished gourd shaped reserve, Mitsuhiro, plus the 'a' form of his kakihan. 1 3/4in (4.5cm). Provenance: Purchased from R. Koscherak, 1954. Exhibited: Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA (March-April, 1960)

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