A rare wood netsuke Circa 1800

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Lot 91
A rare wood netsuke
Circa 1800

Sold for £ 900 (US$ 1,117) inc. premium
Wood Netsuke
A rare wood netsuke
Circa 1800
Converted from a French presentation fowling piece, a section of the grip of the gun carved in relief with formal designs and with an added himotoshi, unsigned. 4.2cm (1 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 フランス風銃把 無銘 1800年頃

    Provenance: W.L. Behrens collection, no.450, illustrated in the Catalogue, pl.10.
    M.T. Hindson collection.

    Published: Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, p.418, no.1240.
    Bernard Hurtig, Masterpieces of Netsuke Art, p.208, no.868.

    The original fowling piece was probably made by N.N. Boutet of Versailles (1761-1833), Napoleon Bonaparte's gunmaker.
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