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Sat, Apr 27, 2019 12:00 PM GMT
Vienna, AT

Fine Netsuke, Sagemono & Okimono

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY 122/341 ARE LISTED ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS FOR THE ENTIRE CATALOG PLEASE VISIT https://www.zacke.at/en/collection/25182/fine-netsuke-sagemono-okimono Dear Collectors of Netsuke, The immensely positive reception to our last catalog has also enabled us to source some very good private collections in the past half year. The most notable ones are from a collector from London noted in the catalog as 'The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman' and of course a fine collection of netsuke that were estimated by Sotheby's in 1974 and 1984. For the pieces from that collection it will be relatively easy to obtain CITES licenses, as they are proven to have been in the European Union before 1972. Please see the auction terms for more details on the possibility of obtaining CITES licenses for the ivory netsuke in this catalog. The rest of the catalog comprises fine Netsuke from various private collections throughout Europe. Our catalog is divided into 21 different categories which are detailed in the table of contents on the next page. The most notable of these is 'Stag Antler and Other Rare Materials', a collection of carefully selected pieces made from materials which will perhaps become a focal point for many collectors, in the future. That is not to say that the magnificent selection of ivory pieces in this catalog should be neglected. Instead our "legal materials" selection should simply provide an alternative and highlight the power and beauty of a somewhat overlooked field in netsuke art. It is true to say that we were spoiled with incredible quality and most importantly variety in our recently acquired collections, and this is why we have curated a diverse netsuke catalog, for beginners and scholars alike, so that we can together delve into the incredibly rich world of Japanese culture in the form of little carvings that fit into the palms of our hands.
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