Lot 10: An ivory netsuke of Nuye.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Attributed to Garaku, Osaka, Late 18th/early 19th century. Seated with its head turned back to the right and its long snake-like tail winding across its body, hair work and other details well rendered, the eye pupils are inlaid. Unsigned. 1 1/8in (3cm). Provenance: Ex M.T. Hindson collection, Sotheby's, London, June 23, 1969; Lot 1266. Ex H. A. Gunther CollectionEx W. L. Behrens Collection, No. 5143, illustrated plate LXVIIIllustrated in V. F. Weber, Koji Hoten, plate 70.