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DEAR FRIENDS OF NETSUKE ART! After our last successful auction, we are proud to present you another selection of netsuke, this time arranged in two separate sections: Netsuke I includes fine pieces from some of the same collections as in our April catalog, namely the collection appraised by Neil Davey in 1974 & 1978, and the 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Again, we have a remarkable selection of foreigners and this time also a fine selection of Shoki & Oni. Some highlights are the enigmatic Raijin (lot 183), a large and important figure of Kan’u, acquired from Sydney Moss Ltd. (lot 200) and two tortoises by Tadakazu which make for a marvelous comparison in the hand (lots 243 and 244). Speaking of tortoises, one of the finest netsuke to grace our rooms is lot 245, without a doubt carved by the great Mitsuhiro of Osaka. Also worth mentioning is the Kirin (lot 273), which is a wonderfully large, bold and powerful carving. Netsuke II – the motto here should be beginners and dealers alike; may your hearts ignite! Though there are also some hidden gems for our seasoned veterans. This section consists of eighty mixed lots of netsuke. There are some very nice pieces in the mix, and we advise you to have a close look at them. More images can be found online. Lukas Zacke

Comparison in the hand of lots 243 and 244

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