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152 A RARE INLAID IVORY MOONFLASK Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). The body of the miniature vase is carved from ivory with pine branches in high relief. Both sides bear a circular Shakudo plaque with high relief inlays in gold, silver, Shibuichi and copper. One side shows the popular theme of tiger and dragon and the other portrays Kinko Sennin riding on his carp. HEIGHT 9 cm WEIGHT 74.5 grams Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired before 1990 in the local auction market. Condition: Fine condition with a few small natural age cracks and one microscopic associated loss. Good old patina. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

153 A LOT WITH TWELVE IVORY NOH MASKS Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). All twelve miniature masks with accentuated staining and openwork carving at the eyes, nostrils and mouths. Depiction of various characters such as Hotei, Daikoku, Benten, Bishamon or Okame. (12) HEIGHT 2.5 cm each. WEIGHT 2.4 – 2.7grams each. Provenance: British private collection. Collected prior to 1980. Condition: All twelve masks (!) are in excellent condition with hardly any wear. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,--

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