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187 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TEKKAI SENNIN WITH VERY LARGE CANE Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, Osaka, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

186 A GOOD IVORY NETSUKE OF CHINNAN SENNIN Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Chinnan Sennin is shown wearing a mugwort leaf cloak with long flowing robes, clenching one fist next to his cheek and holding a vessel up high with his other hand. He uses this vessel to conjure a dragon, which is about to emerge from the vessel with all its might. The Sennin is visibly excited with wide-opened eyes and mouth. Good, irregular and large himotoshi on the backside. HEIGHT 9 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Good condition. The stained ivory is worn with some age cracks, minor areas of soiling around the left side of the face and in the crevices near the vessel. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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A finely crafted and expressive ivory netsuke of Tekkai Sennin leaning on an unusually large cane which reaches all the way over his back. His facial features are expressive, with a wide grin as he looks up into the heavenly skies towards Lao Zi. Well-carved garment folds of the mugwort leaf cloak and himotoshi through the back. Osaka school, very much in the manner of Masakazu. HEIGHT 5 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Very good condition with expected minor age cracks. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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