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170 A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO KARAKO WITH HOTEI’S BAG Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) An unusual ivory netsuke depicting two karako opening Hotei’s bag and revealing an entire world, to their astonishment. Both karako are opening a section of the bag showing a figure and a landscape. Their facial features are crafted sensitively with some red coloring. Natural himotoshi. HEIGHT 4 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Very good condition. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

171 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE BOY WITH PUPPY BY TOMOCHIKA By Tomochika, ivory netsuke Japan, Edo, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A charming ivory netsuke depicting a Chinese boy (Karako), dressed in elaborately decorated clothes, and holding a little puppy with neatly incised fur and inlaid eyes. Good irregular himotoshi through the back and signature in a way reserve TOMOCHIKA 友親. Excellent yellowish patina. HEIGHT 4 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: The facial features and decorations on the clothes slightly worn, generally in very good condition. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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