Four manju netsuke The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century

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Four manju netsuke
The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,416) inc. premium
Four manju netsuke
The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century
Comprising two of stag antler, the first a ryusa manju depicting a cat seated on an anka (a charcoal-burning heater) and looming threateningly over a rat, unsigned, 5.8cm (2¼in) wide; the second carved with openwork of sprays of kiri leaves bending against the full moon, unsigned, 4cm (1½in); the third and fourth of ivory, one carved in low relief with a portrait of Eguchi no Kimi seated on an elephant and reading a scroll, signed Akihiro with kao, 5.1cm (2in) across; the fourth carved in shishiaibori with a Noh actor, signed Naokazu, 4.2cm (1 5/8in) wide. (4).

Footnotes

  • 鹿角彫饅頭根付 二点 (猫と鼠、満月と桐)
    象牙彫饅頭根付 二点 (江口の君、能役者)
    19世紀

    Provenance (the first): Teddy Hahn collection.

    Illustrated (the first): Barry Davies Oriental Art, Netsuke from the Teddy Hahn Collection, 1996, no.158, alongside another manju which is probably by the same hand.
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Four manju netsuke The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century
Four manju netsuke The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century
Four manju netsuke The third by Akihiro and the fourth by Naokazu, 19th century
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