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Auction Description for I.M. Chait: ASIAN & INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION
Viewing Notes:
Antique Chinese and Southeast Asian sculptures in wood, stone and bronze; together with pottery and silver from a Malibu Collection; Fine jadeite, diamond and Art Deco jewelry; together with Chinese robes and Japanese scrolls from an Arizona Estate; Important jades: nephrite and jadeite; together with carved ivories from an East Coast Collection; European antiques including: sculpture, silver and art from a Granada Hills Estate; Numerous antique netsuke; together with ivory okimonos from 2 Important East Coast Estates; Antique Japanese screens, paintings, woodblock prints and decorations from 2 South Bay Collections; Important Collection of ancient pottery, bronze and glass; together with Pre-Columbian ceramics from Indian Wells and Wilshire Corridor Collections;
Sale Notes:
April 30 - May 4, 11am - 5pm and May 5, 10am until auction start.

ASIAN & INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS AUCTION

by I.M. Chait


529 lots with images

May 5, 2013

Live Auction

9330 Civic Center Drive

Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 USA

Phone: +1 (310) 285 0182

Fax: +1 (310) 285 9740

Email: chait@chait.com

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Beetle

Lot 1: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Beetle

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Beetle 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a beetle in openwork relief, on a log, unsigned, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Monkey

Lot 2: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Monkey 木製根付 Finely detailed, carved wood netsuke; of a monkey cradling an infant and pulling on a peach branch, with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Tiger

Lot 3: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Tiger

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Tiger 木製根付 Boldly carved, antique wood netsuke; of an arched snarling tiger, with double inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Antique and well detailed, carved wood netsuke; of a recumbent ox with calf, with finely detailed trappings, and with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE 木製根付 Realistically detailed, antique Kyoto School, carved wood netsuke; of a rat curled into itself, with inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 18th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat

Lot 6: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Rat 木製根付 Charming and antique, carved wood netsuke; of a seated rat, with one paw up, inlaid eyes and teeth, signed Shigekazu; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Puppies

Lot 7: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Puppies

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Puppies 木製根付 Fine antique, carved lacquered and gilt wood netsuke by Koma Kansai; of two puppies clamoring on a large sandal, signed in oval reserve, 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Skeleton

Lot 8: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Skeleton

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Skeleton 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a highly stylized skeleton squatting and huddled into itself, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skull

Lot 9: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skull

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Skull 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a skull with a small monkey skeleton perched on top, unsigned; early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Head of Christ

Lot 10: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Head of Christ

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Head of Christ 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke: depicting the head of Christ, and with a skull to the verso, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Daruma

Lot 11: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Daruma

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Daruma 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke: of a seated Daruma holding a signed plaque behind his back; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Sneezer

Lot 12: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Sneezer

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Sneezer 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a seated sneezer, holding a tickler to his chest; signed, late 19th Century; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Compass

Lot 13: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Compass

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Compass 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of rectangular form with landscape design, housing a pull-out compass (hobari) to the interior, unsigned; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Basket

Lot 14: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Basket

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED WOOD NETSUKE: Basket 木製根付 Antique carved wood netsuke; of a basket, the removable lid with logs in relief; late 19th Century, possibly for use as a smoker's ashtray

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ANTIQUE CARVED NETSUKE: Woven Basket

Lot 15: ANTIQUE CARVED NETSUKE: Woven Basket

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED NETSUKE: Woven Basket 日式根付 Antique carved sectional bone or ivory netsuke; of woven basket form, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Zodiac Animals

Lot 16: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Zodiac Animals

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Zodiac Animals 象牙根付 Very elaborately openwork carved and finely patinated, antique ivory netsuke: of a group of the twelve zodiac animals, each with inlaid eyes, signed illegible; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Frog

Lot 17: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Frog

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Frog 象牙根付 Antique and well patinated, carved ivory netsuke; of a frog upon several overlapping leaves, unsigned; 19th Century

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Frog & Snail

Lot 18: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Frog & Snail

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Frog & Snail 象牙根付 Very elaborately carved and amusing, ivory netsuke: of a frog and snail on a large lotus leaf; the frog with double inlaid eyes; signed

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Parrot

Lot 19: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Parrot

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Parrot 象牙根付 Charming and finely detailed carved, ivory netsuke; of a parrot perched on a branch, with inlaid eyes and finely patinated, signed

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Bat

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Bat 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a bat resting on a roof tile with rounded bottom, signed Ichi-sai;19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Puppy

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Puppy 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a recumbent puppy rendered with realistic fur, and with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi 7 Ball

Lot 22: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi 7 Ball

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi 7 Ball Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a Shi-shi leaping up against a ball, with a movable ball inside its mouth, unsigned; late 18th / early 19th Century; with large mother-of-pearl ojime

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi & Ball

Lot 23: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi & Ball

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-Shi & Ball 象牙根付 Finely detailed and parcel stained, antique ivory netsuke; of a Shi-shi leaning on a ball, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Tigers & Cub

Lot 24: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Tigers & Cub

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Tigers & Cub 象牙根付 Well carved, antique ivory netsuke; of a tiger crouching over her young cub, with double inlaid eyes; finely patinated and signed Hakuru in gourd shaped reserve; 19th Century

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Tiger

Lot 25: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Tiger

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Tiger 象牙根付 Very realistically detailed, carved ivory netsuke: of a seated snarling tiger, with double inlaid eyes; unsigned

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Deer

Lot 26: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Deer

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Deer 象牙根付 Very finely patinated, antique carved ivory netsuke: of a deer, with inlaid eyes and good detailing, standing upon a naturalistic base; early 19th Century, signed

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit

Lot 27: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke; of a rabbit scratching its face, with red inlaid eyes, signed in rectangular reserve

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TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Crane

Lot 28: TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Crane

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Description: TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Crane 象牙根付 兩件 Two charming, early 20th Century, carved ivory netsuke; seated rabbit with inlaid eyes, and a recumbent crane with fine detailing to plumage; both signed

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Monkey

Lot 29: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit & Monkey 象牙根付 Charming and highly realistic, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a rabbit and monkey dancing or wrestling together, each with inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Goat

Lot 30: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Goat

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Goat 象牙根付 Antique and charming, carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey wearing a hat, riding on a goat, with inlaid eyes and finely patinated, unsigned; 18th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys & Catfish

Lot 31: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys & Catfish

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys & Catfish 象牙根付 Finely carved and beautifully patinated, antique ivory netsuke; of two monkeys with gourd riding atop the Namazu (catfish), unsigned; 18th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monkey 象牙根付 Amusing and well detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey sitting on a log and holding a peach, with inlaid eyes, unsigned; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit

Lot 33: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey & Fruit 象牙根付 Finely detailed, antique carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey eating a persimmon with more fruit in front of him, inlaid eyes, unsigned; late 19th Century

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FINE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys

Lot 34: FINE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys

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Description: FINE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkeys Beautifully detailed and stained, carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey dressed in a vest, with hinged basket holding a smaller monkey inside, with silver lock and key; inlaid eyes; signed on circular silver plaque Derkachenko

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Monkeys

Lot 35: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Monkeys

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Two Monkeys Carved ivory netsuke; of two monkeys, one standing and playing a flute, the other seated in front with a drum; with inlaid eyes and inlaid accents to the robes, signed Masa__(?); Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY MEIZAN

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE BY MEIZAN 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke by Meizan; of a monkey seated with a persimmon by his feet, signed; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey

Lot 37: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey 象牙根付 Antique and finely carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey perched atop a shell holding onto the tentacle of an octopus underneath, with inlaid eyes, signed Shoko; late 19th Century

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey Warrior

Lot 38: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey Warrior

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Monkey Warrior Carved ivory netsuke; of a monkey warrior in an animated pose standing amid flames, holding a large stick behind his back, with inlaid eyes and inlaid accents to his robes; signed on rectangular silver-gilt plaque; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Tanuki

Lot 39: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Tanuki

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Tanuki 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a reclining Tanuki badger with protruding belly, leaning against a bottle, inlaid eyes, signed; Circa 1900

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Fox Priest

Lot 40: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Fox Priest

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Fox Priest 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke; of a fox priest, standing in long draped robes; holding a walking stick, signed or inscribed Tomokazu; early 20th Century

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Deity & Barrel

Lot 41: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Deity & Barrel

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Deity & Barrel 象牙根付 Finely carved ivory netsuke: of a deity fanning himself, while leaning against a large barrel; signed; early 20th Century

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni & Rabbit

Lot 42: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni & Rabbit

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Oni & Rabbit 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke by Tamatoshi (?); of an oni holding up a rabbit, each with inlaid eyes, signed; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Priest & Oni

Lot 43: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Priest & Oni

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Priest & Oni 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke; of a priest dressed in ornately incised robes, standing over a crouching oni, signed Meigyokusai; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Onanetofu

Lot 44: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Onanetofu

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Description: ANTIQUE WOOD NETSUKE: Onanetofu 木製根付 Finely detailed, antique wood netsuke; depicting the frog legend Onanetofu, the figure in long well detailed robes and on tall shoes, and holding a parasol, with a frog at his sleeve, signed ___Masa

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sennin with Shi-Shi

Lot 45: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sennin with Shi-Shi

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Sennin with Shi-Shi 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a Sennin wearing a foliage cloak and with a Shi-shi perched about his shoulders, unsigned; early 19th Century

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TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Sage & Cat

Lot 46: TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Sage & Cat

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Description: TWO CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Sage & Cat 象牙根付 兩件 Two early 20th Century carved ivory netsuke: a seated sage with his beard being pulled on by a teapot badger (Tanuki); together with a beckoning ("lucky") cat with some polychrome; both unsigned

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ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner

Lot 47: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner

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Description: ANTIQUE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Foreigner 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a Portuguese or Dutchman wearing a large hat and holding a fan; showing fine patina and mounted as a silver brooch, unsigned; early 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Two Samurai

Lot 48: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Two Samurai

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Two Samurai 象牙根付 Elaborately detailed and well patinated, antique carved ivory netsuke: of two samurai warriors in full armor, and each brandishing a sword in high alert, signed; 19th Century

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ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-shi Dancer

Lot 49: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-shi Dancer

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Description: ANTIQUE IVORY NETSUKE: Shi-shi Dancer 象牙根付 Antique carved ivory netsuke; of a dancer wearing large Shi-shi mask with movable jaw, signed in oval reserve, Circa 1900

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CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monk

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Description: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Seated Monk 象牙根付 Carved ivory netsuke; of a jolly seated monk holding a cup of sake, early 20th Century, signed on inlaid lacquered reserve; Provenance: The Estate of Michael Earlman

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