Lot 42: A group of two painted wood netsuke.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: By Nagamachi Shuzan, Osaka, The first, early 19th century, Shoki standing and holding his sword in his right hand and suspending an Oni by the hands in his left. Signed on the back in a rounded rectangular reserve, the characters reinforced with red paint, Shuzan. 2?in (5.5cm). The second, Late 18th century, Ono no Tofu standing on his geta and holding a closed umbrella (kasa) in his right hand while a frog climbs up the front of his gown. Signed on the back in a rounded rectangular reserve, Shuzan. 2¼in (5.6cm). Provenance: The second, Sotheby's, New York.