An ivory netsuke of a Chinese court noble
Lot 2066Y
A tall ivory netsuke of a Chinese court noble Kyoto or Osaka, Edo period (18th century)
Sold for US$ 86,500 inc. premium
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A tall ivory netsuke of a Chinese court noble
Kyoto or Osaka, Edo period (18th century)
The tall figure showing gently smiling as he holds a flower blossom to his cheek, the flower vase in his right hand held next to his hip, his long tunic set off with an under robe decorated with wisteria bands and a mantle decorated with stylized dragons, his hair dressed in curls piled on the top of his head
5 3/8in (13.7cm) high

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  • Provenance:
    previously sold Sotheby's, New York, September 25, 1997, lot 324

    This elegant figure, standing slightly contrapposto and with a youthful almost feminine appearance, sports a most unusual head of hair. It is amusing to conjecture whether this subject was intend to be an exotic foreigner, or perhaps a woman in costume.
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