Ivory netsuke of Benkei with a conch shell
Lot 2006Y
An ivory netsuke of a warrior with a conch shell 19th century
Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Netsuke from the Dootson Family collection
An ivory netsuke of a warrior with a conch shell
19th century
Realistically carved as a warrior clad in a domaru-style suit of armor typical of that worn during the Sengoku period blowing into a conch shell to signal to his comrades, the details stained dark
2 1/2in (5.6cm) high

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  • 螺貝と侍 象牙彫根付 無銘 19世紀
    Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell, sold Christie's, London, The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Netsuke, part II, 18 October, 1988, lot 259.
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