Lot 34: An ivory netsuke of a cockatoo.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Mid 19th century. Perched on a branch, eyes double-inlaid with horn, the ivory smooth and only lightly toned except for the wing feathers and the crest which are neatly etched and highlighted with black ink. Signed on the underside without reserve, Tomomitsu. 1 3/4in (4.4cm). Provenance: Purchased from R. Koscherak, 1954. Exhibited: Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA (March-April, 1960)