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237 Ebony Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, seated on its right hind leg, its left leg raised to its ear, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes and pupils, signed on base, ht. 1 1/4, wd. 1 7/8 in. $2,000-3,000 238 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Slit Temple Drum, Japan, 19th century, with a handle in the shape of two facing lion heads, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes, decorated with a raised swastika symbol on both sides, an inlaid spot on one side with a red inscription (now illegible), ht. 1 5/8, wd. 1 5/8 in. $900-1,200

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233 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Boy, Japan, 19th century, beating a shimedaiko drum and wearing a lion mask, his face visible inside the lion’s mouth, signed “Shuraku” on base, ht. 1 3/8, wd. 1 1/2 in. $3,000-4,000 234 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, squatting with his mouth open and tail coiled upward, the cord hole clad in green, ht. 1, wd. 1 3/8 in. $900-1,200

235 Boxwood Netsuke Carving of Three Lions, Japan, 19th century, fighting with one another intertwined in a rough circle, one biting another’s limb while the other biting the one’s neck, finely carved and incised details, inlaid eyes and pupils, signed “Masamitsu” in a rectangular cartouche, ht. 1 1/4, wd. 1 3/8 in. $4,000-6,000

236 Wood Netsuke Carving of a Lion, Japan, 19th century, lying on its back on a peony branch with leaves, its legs in the air to play with an openwork ball in its mouth, finely carved and incised details, signed “Minkoku” on a peony leaf, ht. 1 1/8, wd. 1 7/8 in. $1,000-2,000

239 Four-case Inro with Ojime and Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, the continuous scene of a frog, flowers, and grasses rendered in hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against a snakeskin veneered ground, brown agate ojime, wood netsuke in the shape of a seated lion with a temple drum under its forelegs, inro ht. 3 1/4, wd. 2 1/8, netsuke ht. 1 3/8, ojime dia. 5/8 in. $900-1,200 240 Four-case Gold Lacquer Inro, Japan, 19th century, decorated with a night scene with a reclining woman under a tree, rendered in hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and kiri-gane, some details lacquered in red and black and inlaid, nashiji risers, carnelian ojime, signed “Koma Kyuhaku saku” incised on base, 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

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