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A VERY SMALL AND RARE MARINE TUSK NETSUKE OF SOTOBA KOMACHI

Unsigned, marine tusk netsuke
Japan, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An extraordinarily small netsuke carved from a rare material. Ono no Komachi, one of the great 6 poets of 9th century (Rokkasen), is seated on a grave post, smiling gleefully. She is holding her straw hat over her shoulder and a basket to her right. A single inscribed character on the sotoba and the grain of the grave post is well-carved. Small himotoshi on the base.

HEIGHT 2.4 CM

Condition: Excellent condition
Provenance: British collection

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€600.00

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A VERY SMALL MARINE TUSK NETSUKE OF SOTOBA KOMACHI

Estimate €600 - €1,200
4d19h7m18s
€6000 bids
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