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192 AN UNUSUAL AND EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH TIGER Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A large ivory netsuke set on a large, thick and quadratic base with sizable and well-hollowed out himotoshi. Depicted is a Chinese sage with a bemused facial expression as the little tiger in front of him is lying on his side, baring his genitals and scratching his ear with a mischievous grin. The immortal is wearing a cap and Chinese robes and is leaning on an ornately carved table. Beautiful yellowish and honey patina. HEIGHT 4.7 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Excellent condition, expected age cracks, remnants of red painting on the underside. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

193 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF AN OX HERDER Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, mid-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An ivory netsuke of an ox herder seated on a recumbent ox, one hand placed on his lap and the other placed on his head pensively. The sickle is visible on the back and is attached to the herder’s obi (belt). The ivory shows considerable wear and a beautiful warm patina and is set on a base, as is usual for this type of early netsuke, with very large and well-hollowed out himotoshi. HEIGHT 4.2 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Good condition – expected age cracks and wear. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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