Lot 15: An ivory netsuke of a Minogame tortoise.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: By Sadayoshi, Osaka, 19th century. Sitting atop an awabi shell trailing his finely rendered hair while the underside of the bivalve is realistically portrayed. Signed in a typical wavy lined torpedo shaped reserve, Sadayoshi. Similar to the piece shown by Lazarnick on page 906 1 1/8in (2.7cm). Exhibited: Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA (March-April, 1960)