Lot 24: An ivory netsuke of a Manchurian crane
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: By Ohara Mitsuhiro (b.1810), Osaka, Mid 19th century. At rest with one claw holding its egg while the other appears to grasp one himotoshi on the underside. Signed on the underside without reserve, Mitsuhiro. Ex Richards collection. 1in (2.6cm). Provenance: Ex Richards collection. Purchased from R. Koscherak, 1957.