An ebony netsuke of a tortoise By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7

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Lot 12*
An ebony netsuke of a tortoise
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7

Sold for £ 3,562 (US$ 4,373) inc. premium
An ebony netsuke of a tortoise
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7
Facing ahead, its head protruding, its legs drawn in for compactness, the eyes inlaid in horn and the central section of the carapace forming the himotoshi; signed Seki-shu Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujugosai shite chokoku (carved at the age of sixty-five by the Eno River in Iwami Province by Seiyodo Tomiharu). 4.9cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 黒檀彫根付 亀 銘 「石州可愛河青陽堂富春享年六十五歳而彫刻」 1796-7年

    Published:
    Earle, Huthart, p.55, no.33.
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An ebony netsuke of a tortoise By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7
An ebony netsuke of a tortoise By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7
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