Four bronze and mixed metal netsuke  Edo period (18th/19th century)

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Lot 3136
Four bronze and mixed metal netsuke
Edo period (18th/19th century)

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 790 - 1,200

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

Four bronze and mixed metal netsuke
Edo period (18th/19th century)
The first three 18th century, comprising a bronze figure of a bearded hermit and two haizara (ashtray) netsuke: a brass hexagonal bowl cast with a dragon suspended from a loop himotoshi and a bronze bell of Dodoji with the himotoshi formed by the dragon manifestation of Kiyohime; the last a 19th-century ashtray netsuke with a silver interior bowl, the interior woven in copper wire with a manji pattern
2 1/2in (6.2cm) height of first

Footnotes

  • Published:
    Virginia Atchley and Neil Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts, Chicago, 2006, pp. 37, 113, 139 and 187, nos. N20, N147, N186 and N268.
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