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183 AN EXCELLENT IVORY NETSUKE OF RAIJIN Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A masterfully carved ivory netsuke of the thunder god Raijin. He has horns and fangs like an oni, is wearing a tiger-skin loincloth and has glaring eyes inlaid with pale and translucent horn, almost appearing like amber. He is holding two drums with mitsudomo-e symbols on his sides, as well as two further drums and drumsticks tied to his back. His muscular body and spine are carved expressively. Fine yellowish patina to the backside and himotoshi on the underside, between finely carved clouds, and through the back. HEIGHT 4.5 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Some expected age cracks – otherwise perfect condition. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

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