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Lot 2074Y
By Masaharu, 19th century
25 March 2010, 13:00 EDT
New York

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By Masaharu, 19th century
The two wrestlers grappling, each holding the other's fundoshi, the intensity showing in their expressions, details finely rendered and highlighted with dark stain, signed on the underside of the referee's fan Masaharu
2 1/4in (5.7cm)


Provenance: Frederick Meinertzhagen

Published: Meinertzhagen, Frederick and George Lazarnick (ed.). MCI, the Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum (New York: A.R. Liss, 1986), vol. 1, 409.

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