Lot 48: An ivory netsuke of a dragon emerging from an alms
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Kyoto, Late 18th century. Rising up in a vapor cloud and bending at the top with its head turned, the eyes are inlaid in black, ivory of good color and well patinated on the back. Unsigned. 2 3/8in (6.2cm). Provenance: Purchased from Joseph U. Seo, 1955.