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182 A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF RAIJIN BY TOMOYUKI By Tomoyuki, ivory netsuke Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.297, no. K776. The thunder god Raijin is shown seated looking upwards with inlaid eyes of dark horn, appearing like an oni with horns and fangs, and wearing a tiger-skin loincloth. He is holding a rattle and a geta in his hands. A finely crafted compact study with a fine yellowish patina and good himotoshi, bearing the signature TOMOYUKI 友行. HEIGHT 4 cm Provenance: Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke. Condition: A few vertical age cracks, very fine patina – very good condition. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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