Seven ivory netsuke and one boxwood netsuke
Late 19th century
Comprising one recumbent rat with its tail curled beneath its body and its paws resting over a bean, signed Shomin, 4.2cm (1 5/8in); the second of a seated Jurojin with minogame, signed Hideyuki, 4.6cm (1¾in); the third of a seated scholar holding a tama, signed Gyokuzan, 3.5cm (1 3/8in); the fourth of Shoki sharpening his sword, signed Shunkosai, 3.5cm (1 3/8in); the fifth of Fukusuke holding up a mirror with his feet as he ties his hair, signed Gyokuzan, 3.5cm (1 3/8in); the sixth of Kintaro apprehending a demon, signed Minkoku, 3.1cm (1¼in); the seventh of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune aboard a boat, signed Ryusao, 5.5cm (2 1/8in); the last a wood figure of Nio, signed Sokoku, 5.3cm (2 1/8in). (8).
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