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Auction Description for Cheffins: The Oriental Sale
Viewing Notes:
Sunday 28th October 10.00-12.00 Monday 29th October 10.00-17.00 Tuesday 30th October 10.00-17.00 Wednesday 31st October 09.00-10.45

The Oriental Sale

by Cheffins


309 lots | 301 with images

November 1, 2012

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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An early 20th century bronze vase,

Lot 253: An early 20th century bronze vase,

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Description: An early 20th century bronze vase, the broad dished rim attached to a cylindrical insert onto the strap handled vase on three simulated bamboo splay feet, 18cm (11 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century Japanese lacquer cabinet,

Lot 254: A late 19th century Japanese lacquer cabinet,

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Description: A late 19th century Japanese lacquer cabinet, the nashiji ground drawer gilt with butterflies below garden scenes on doors enclosing six further drawers similarly decorated to the first, the sides and top with fan shaped reserves of landscapes with scholar's objects in them, 33.5cm (13.25 in.) wide

Condition Report: There is a split at the back

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Three woodblock prints, Chinese stencils and a watercolour of Singapore,

Lot 255: Three woodblock prints, Chinese stencils and a watercolour of Singapore,

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Description: Three woodblock prints, Chinese stencils and a watercolour of Singapore, the print by Eisen depicting a procession of ladies, by Eizan depicting a lady with a samisen and by Kuniyasu depicting a samurai, all oban, together with a folder of Chinese stencils and a watercolour of Singapore by Margaret Felkin 1924, 32 x 45.5cm (12.5 x 18 in.) (A Quantity)

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An early 20th century scroll

Lot 256: An early 20th century scroll

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Description: An early 20th century scroll painted with a lady descending from a palanquin, signed and with seal mark, 128 x 34.5cm (50.5 x 13.5 in.)

Condition Report: Good condition

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An early 19th century red lacquer two case inro

Lot 257: An early 19th century red lacquer two case inro

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Description: An early 19th century red lacquer two case inro worked on one side with a black dog frightened by a gilt crab, the reverse with water rapids falling over rocks away from bamboo, 6cm (2.25 in.) wide

Condition Report: There is a faint crack below the rapids on the reverse, otherwise a few signs of wear only

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A lacquer reeded bowl, gourd bottle, gilt copper cigarette case and carved monkey,

Lot 258: A lacquer reeded bowl, gourd bottle, gilt copper cigarette case and carved monkey,

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Description: A lacquer reeded bowl, gourd bottle, gilt copper cigarette case and carved monkey, the bowl with impressed signature, 16.5cm (5.5 in.), the brown gourd bottle to one side of a black lacquered bowl gilt with flowers, 8cm (3 in.) wide, the cigarette case worked with a view of Mount Fuji, 8cm (3.25 in.) high and the monkey enacting speak no evil, 6cm (2.25 in.) high (4)

Condition Report: The bowl has a rim chip. The cigarette case has lost some gilding at its edeges due to use. The wooden monkey has a split from its right temple down to its stomach

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A 19th century black lacquer nest of four food boxes,

Lot 259: A 19th century black lacquer nest of four food boxes,

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Description: A 19th century black lacquer nest of four food boxes, the sides and lid gilt with water plants growing amongst wreaths of mist, the interiors red, 16.5cm (6.5 in.) high

Condition Report: The lid has slightly bowed, some of the corners show stress cracks and there is some wear to the rims

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Two pairs of late 19th/early 20th century cloisonne vases,

Lot 260: Two pairs of late 19th/early 20th century cloisonne vases,

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Description: Two pairs of late 19th/early 20th century cloisonne vases, both with deep blue grounds, the larger enamelled with irises, crossed flags marks, 25cm (9.75 in.) high , the smaller with cranes in flight, 13cm (5 in.) high (4) (D)

Condition Report: One of the larger pair has a bruise/flake missing from its shoulder. Both the smaller pair have losses of enamel

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A pair of early 20th century cloisonne vases,

Lot 261: A pair of early 20th century cloisonne vases,

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Description: A pair of early 20th century cloisonne vases, the deep blue slender ovoid shapes worked with pink and white chrysanthemums, 18.5cm ( 7.25 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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A pair of Gonda Hirosuke wireless cloisonne vases,

Lot 262: A pair of Gonda Hirosuke wireless cloisonne vases,

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Description: A pair of Gonda Hirosuke wireless cloisonne vases, the turquoise slender baluster shapes worked with irises, 14cm ( 5.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good

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Four pieces of miniature silver,

Lot 263: Four pieces of miniature silver,

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Description: Four pieces of miniature silver, the pepper of tower form, marked 'Nan', 6.5cm (2.5 in.) high, the nest of three food boxes and cover worked with leaves falling on a stream, 3cm (1.25 in.), the four footed tray similarly decorated, 4cm (1.5 in.) wide and a laundry iron, 3.5cm (1.33 in.) wide (4)

Condition Report: Good

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An iron tsuba,

Lot 264: An iron tsuba,

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Description: An iron tsuba, the circular shape pierced with six floral roundels amongst gilt twigs, 8cm (3 in.) diameter

Condition Report: This has a powdering of rusting

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A shibuichi tsuba,

Lot 265: A shibuichi tsuba,

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Description: A shibuichi tsuba, the lightly oval shaped inlaid in silver with flowers growing from copper stems, the leaves parcel gilt, 7.5cm (3 in.) high

Condition Report: Some hammering either side of the central blade hole

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A scroll, possibly 18th century,

Lot 266: A scroll, possibly 18th century,

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Description: A scroll, possibly 18th century, painted with a lady seated on a tatame, her hair loose, she wears brocades over a red garment, signed, 78 x 32.5cm (30.75 x 12.75 in.)

Condition Report: This is in poor and dirty condition with the top end of the scroll frayed.

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A 19th century scroll

Lot 267: A 19th century scroll

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Description: A 19th century scroll painted with a fox like animal amongst reeds by a stream below the clouded full moon, signed, 114 x 41cm (45 x 16 in.)

Condition Report: Some fading and yellowing but otherwise ok

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A19th century scroll

Lot 268: A19th century scroll

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Description: A19th century scroll painted with a Tokugawa shogun above sixteen named generals in pairs below, 95 x 46cm (37.5 x 18 in.)

Condition Report: The top of the scroll has become detached just above the painting which has creases. The general condition is very tired

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Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni III prints and three other pictures,

Lot 269: Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni III prints and three other pictures,

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Description: Kuniyoshi, Toyokuni III prints and three other pictures, the first of a man standing by a hydrangea smoking a pipe, the second of a seated samurai, a stream and maple tree in the background, oban sizes, two Chinese depictions of fruit in common frame, four landscapes in a common frame and a black chalk elephant drawing (5)

Condition Report: The Kuniyoshi has faded and shows signs of wear, The left hand margin shows that it was once stitched and glued into an album. The Toyokuni is in good condition. The fruit have elements of hand painting, the landscapes are printed and the elephant looks to be done in the manner of a brass rubbing

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A19th century Nagasaki tray,

Lot 270: A19th century Nagasaki tray,

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Description: A19th century Nagasaki tray, the black rounded rectangular shape inlaid with mother of pearl with a pair of pheasants in a fenced garden below a flowering cherry tree. the raised flat rim with butterflies alternating with flower heads, 67 x 91cm (26.5 x 35.75 in.)

Condition Report: Some losses of inlay to the centre, to the rim and two patcjes to the reverse

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A pair of 19th century inlaid bronze vases,

Lot 271: A pair of 19th century inlaid bronze vases,

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Description: A pair of 19th century inlaid bronze vases, the baluster bodies inlaid in silver, gold and shibuichi over an incised scene of boats passing between islands with cherry and other blossoming plants in the foreground and Mount Fuji in the distance on one, signed Inoue, 20cm (8 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: Good. It is possble that the surface has been lacquer finished as it has a bright sheen.

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An early 20th century century ivory basket seller,

Lot 272: An early 20th century century ivory basket seller,

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Description: An early 20th century century ivory basket seller, he smiles as he walks laden with baskets and drums with inlaid lacquer centres, all suspended from a bamboo pole over his shoulder, seal mark on a red lacquer inset, 21cm (8.25 in.) high

Condition Report: One drum has a chip, two have lost their lacquer insets, one basket has lost a part of its side and another is currently loose within it. There is a crack in the base where the lacquer inset is placed

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An early 20th century ivory crab fisherman,

Lot 273: An early 20th century ivory crab fisherman,

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Description: An early 20th century ivory crab fisherman, his son looks down from his shoulders as the crustacean pincers the frond of seaweed held in the fisherman's hand with one claw and the rope bow of his belt with the other, signed, inset seal missing from the base, 16cm (6.25 in.) high

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An early 20th century ivory group,

Lot 274: An early 20th century ivory group,

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Description: An early 20th century ivory group, the child on the father's shoulder holds a flower while his son on one knee at his feet holds an axe and points to a frog, 14cm (5.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Slightly yellowed at the back

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Seiya, a bronze figure of a lion

Lot 275: Seiya, a bronze figure of a lion

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Description: Seiya, a bronze figure of a lion roaring as it walks along, its eyes of mother of pearl, signed, 23cm 99 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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Four 19th century woodblock prints,

Lot 276: Four 19th century woodblock prints,

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Description: Four 19th century woodblock prints, that by Sencho depicting a lady taking tea, the Kunisada of a daimyo, the Kunichika of an actor in a female role and the Eisen of a bijin, all oban (4)

Condition Report: The Sencho is in reasonable condition as is the Kunichika but the Kunisada and Eisen are in poor condition

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A Buddhist temple bell, possibly 18th century,

Lot 277: A Buddhist temple bell, possibly 18th century,

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Description: A Buddhist temple bell, possibly 18th century, an inscription to one side of the cylindrical rim, the rounded base with hammered decoration, 36.5cm (14.25 in.) diameter

Condition Report: Some denting to the base otherwise Ok

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A 19th century lacquer dish, a basket, a cloisonne vase and kogo,

Lot 278: A 19th century lacquer dish, a basket, a cloisonne vase and kogo,

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Description: A 19th century lacquer dish, a basket, a cloisonne vase and kogo, the dish deep red laquered and relief moulded with Ebisu's hat, rod and fishing basket, 29cm (11.5 in.) diameter, the basket with similar coloured interior to a root ball case and handle, 23cm (9 in.) wide, the blue enamel vase enamelled with peony and butterflies, 17.5cm (7 in.) high, the kogo of pottery coated with turquoise ground cloisonne, 8cm (3 in.) diameter (5)

Condition Report: The rim of the cloisonne vase is bent. The kogo surface has browned letting only flashes of turquoise through

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A late 19th century marine ivory group

Lot 279: A late 19th century marine ivory group

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Description: A late 19th century marine ivory group of eight frogs gathered about a snake coiled on a lotus pad with a seed to one side, 11.5cm (4.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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Haruhitsu, an ivory of equine group of figures harvesting,

Lot 280: Haruhitsu, an ivory of equine group of figures harvesting,

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Description: Haruhitsu, an ivory of equine group of figures harvesting, a man sits side saddle on the horse holding a parasol over one child on his knee and another in a basket to one side counterbalancing turnips to the other, the horse's head held by another man, a child putting mushrooms in a basket to one side, signed, 10.5cm (4.25 in.) wide

Condition Report: The base has a glued crack

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An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke of Ebisu,

Lot 281: An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke of Ebisu,

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Description: An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke of Ebisu, the god of fishermen lying on a giant fish, its tail curled up on to his back, 4cm (1.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: One tip of the fish's tail is nicked

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A late 18th/early 19th century marine ivory netsuke of a Dutchman

Lot 282: A late 18th/early 19th century marine ivory netsuke of a Dutchman

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Description: A late 18th/early 19th century marine ivory netsuke of a Dutchman kneeling with a fan across his knees, 5.5cm (2.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Some old cracking otherwise good

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An early 19th century marine ivory netsuke carved as an oni

Lot 283: An early 19th century marine ivory netsuke carved as an oni

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Description: An early 19th century marine ivory netsuke carved as an oni with a rat eating holly leaves as he reclines resting his head on his crossed hands, 4.5cm (1.75 in.) wide

Condition Report: Some old cracking and possibly a small nick from the rat's tail

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Two late 19th/early 20th century ivory netsukes,

Lot 284: Two late 19th/early 20th century ivory netsukes,

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Description: Two late 19th/early 20th century ivory netsukes, one of a coiled snake with inlaid eyes and stylised signature, 4.5cm (1.75 in.) wide and the other of a Buddhist lion standing on a ball, another loose within his mouth, signed, 4cm (1.5 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: There is an old crack down one side of the Buddhist lion and the ball and to one side of the front of the ball

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A late 18th/early 19th century ivory Buddhist lion netsuke,

Lot 285: A late 18th/early 19th century ivory Buddhist lion netsuke,

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Description: A late 18th/early 19th century ivory Buddhist lion netsuke, he rests his forepaws on a brocade ball another loose within his open mouth, 4.5cm (1.75 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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Sengyoku, an early 20th century marine ivory netsuke

Lot 286: Sengyoku, an early 20th century marine ivory netsuke

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Description: Sengyoku, an early 20th century marine ivory netsuke carved a toad standing on a lotus leaf supporting a tortoise on his back, a gourd shaped bottle resting on the latter's shell, the eyes inlaid, signed, 3.5cm (1.33 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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Two early 20th century marine ivory Buddhist lion okimonos,

Lot 287: Two early 20th century marine ivory Buddhist lion okimonos,

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Description: Two early 20th century marine ivory Buddhist lion okimonos, the first carved as a head with inlaid eyes, signed Gyokukun, 4cm (1.5 in.) wide the second carved as a lion with all four feet clasping a brocade ball, his mouth open below inlaid eyes, 3cm (1.25 in.) high (2)

Condition Report: One of the second lion's inlay is missing from one eye

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An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke

Lot 288: An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke

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Description: An early 20th century marine ivory netsuke carved as a Buddhist lion holding a brocade ball with all four feet, a ball rolling free within its open mouth below coral inlaid eyes, 3.5cm (1.33 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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Sekimasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 289: Sekimasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: Sekimasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke carved as two men roped to a giant clam, a tengu to one side holding a leaf shaped blade to the rope, signed, 4cm (1.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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Munenaga, an early 20th century ivory okimono

Lot 290: Munenaga, an early 20th century ivory okimono

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Description: Munenaga, an early 20th century ivory okimono carved as two lohans before a screen decorated with stylised waves, one holds up his bowl from which emanates a dragon amongst clouds to the fear of the other man sharing his mat, signed, 10cm (4 in.) high

Condition Report: Three old cracks to the back of the screen

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A late 19th/early20th century ivory okimono

Lot 291: A late 19th/early20th century ivory okimono

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Description: A late 19th/early20th century ivory okimono carved as workers amongst trees on a mountain, one working a treadmill water wheel by a thatched pavilion, signed, 9.5cm (3.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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Hideosai, a 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 292: Hideosai, a 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: Hideosai, a 19th century ivory netsuke carved as Raiden playing the samisen seated on a scroll incised with stylised clouds, a ring of drums at his back, signed, 4cm (1.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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Mitsumasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 293: Mitsumasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: Mitsumasa, a late 19th century ivory netsuke carved as Shoki climbing on top of a table after an oni hiding within the legs, signed, 4cm (1.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 294: A 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: A 19th century ivory netsuke carved as a boy in shishi costume playing a drum with inlaid beading, 3.5cm (1.33 in.) high

Condition Report: Two old cracks to the front and continuing across the base

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A 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 295: A 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: A 19th century ivory netsuke carved as Shoki, the demon queller, standing, holding a demon by the leg as he sits on his shoulder, 7.5cm (3 in. ) high

Condition Report: Good

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Two early 20th century okimonos,

Lot 296: Two early 20th century okimonos,

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Description: Two early 20th century okimonos, the first of ivory carved as Hotei seated against his sack of good fortune holding up a fan in his right hand, 5cm (2 in.) wide and the second of marine ivory carved as Fukurokuju standing with a child, 9cm (3 in.) high (2)

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An early 20th century ivory okimono,

Lot 297: An early 20th century ivory okimono,

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Description: An early 20th century ivory okimono, an oni at the back of an opening scroll revealing the head of Shoki coming alive from a painting to quell the demon, 6cm (2.25 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century ivory netsuke

Lot 298: A late 19th century ivory netsuke

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Description: A late 19th century ivory netsuke carved as a giant mask with three oni supporting it upright, one on the ground holding an adze in one hand giving another a leg up to the forehead of the mask, signed with in a cauldron shape, 5cm (2 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th century ivory okimono

Lot 299: A late 19th century ivory okimono

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Description: A late 19th century ivory okimono pierced and carved with Ebisu seated to one side of a scroll he is painting and from which figures come alive, one boy attendant touches the sleeve of Fukurokuju, another holds a fan, signed, 7cm (2.75 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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A late 19th/early20th century marine ivory group

Lot 300: A late 19th/early20th century marine ivory group

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Description: A late 19th/early20th century marine ivory group of an oni drummer standing on one leg on a mokugo frightened by a snake coming out of it, he holds a drum stick to his head in his left hand, signed, 11cm (4.25 in.) high

Condition Report: The central claw from his right foot has been chipped off and part of the bracelet on his left wrist

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An early 20th century sectional marine ivory group,

Lot 301: An early 20th century sectional marine ivory group,

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Description: An early 20th century sectional marine ivory group, the father reclining mending a fishing net , the son stand at his feet with catch in a bag, a rock pool net in his right hand, 6.5cm (2.5 in.) wide

Condition Report: Good

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An early 20th century ivory figure

Lot 302: An early 20th century ivory figure

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Description: An early 20th century ivory figure of a man walking across a base about to collect a flower from it to add to his basket, signed, 9cm (3.5 in.) high

Condition Report: Good

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