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190 A RARE AND EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF SENNIN WITH GIGANTIC GOURD Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, early 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A compact and well-worn study of a Sennin, recognizable by the mugwort leaf cloak, gleefully holding a gigantic gourd. The entire composition is set on a tree trunk with slightly faded hexagonal patterns and large himotoshi. HEIGHT 4.7 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Good condition with age-related wear and fine patina, as well as expected age cracks. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

191 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE DEPICTING A CHINESE SAGE ON A DECORATED BASE Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, early to mid-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An early ivory netsuke of a Chinese sage wearing a cap, gently smiling and leaning on a Chinese table, his robe incised with scrolling vines. The entire composition is set on a large and thick hexagonal base with incised floral and wave motifs. Very large and hollowed out himotoshi through the underside and back. HEIGHT 4.1 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Good condition with age-related wear and very appealing patina, as well as expected age cracks. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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