Lot 32: An ivory netsuke of a lantern.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Osaka, Mid 19th century. In the form of the Ghost of Oiwa. The back is engraved with the Buddhist prayer, Namu Amida Butsu (Save us, merciful Buddhain) and Zokumyo Iwa Jo (in the woman, (O)iwain). Signed on the base, Gyokusen. 1 5/8in (4cm).