THE JULIUS AND ARLETTE KATCHEN
COLLECTION OF FINE NETSUKE PART I Sold for £1,158,000 8 November 2016 Bonhams London 'Our Parisian office had the great privilege of working with the Katchen Collectio, recognised as one of the finest collections of Netsuke in the world.'

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In 2016, our Parisian office had the great privilege of working with the Katchen Collection, recognised as one of the finest collections of Netsuke in the world.

Julius and Arlette Katchen were passionate about art, and more specifically for Netsuke and would travel extensively to source the very best examples for their collection.

The exceptional quality of the Netsuke and their star provenance helped us to achieve an astonishing £1 million result for the first part of the collection. The undisputed highlight was the 'Gechu', a fetish piece, for which the hammer fell at more than £221,000. Julius Katchen had dreamed about completing his collection with this piece and bought it in memory of his wife.

The auction sealed Bonhams international reputation for Japanese Art. We now hold the top five world records for Netsuke sold at auction.

Catherine Yaiche
Director, Bonhams France

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