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9 A BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT BY SUGA GEPPO Japan, 20th century. Artist seal to underside. This scroll weight is a work by contemporary artist Suga Geppo (born 1935) and designed in the shape of a small raft with a human figure sitting on top which serves both as a handle and as a brush rest. LENGTH 17 cm. WEIGHT 347 grams. Provenance: From an Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition with minor wear, mostly to base. The bearded sage sitting on the raft is shown in a relaxed posture and wears a high headdress reminiscent of a Shinto Eboshi. The bronze displays an appealing maroon-hued patina. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

10 A BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT BY TAKUSAI Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912).  Artist seal of Honma Takusai III (1868-1945) to underside. This unusual scroll weight has a sinuous dragon on top which serves both as handle and as a brush rest. The bronze displays a rare, naturally grown lilac patina. LENGTH 17 cm WEIGHT 201.7 grams Provenance: From an Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

11 A SHISHI BRONZE SCROLL WEIGHT Japan, Edo period, 18th century. Cast in openwork and neatly incised miniature bronze sculpture depicting two playful Shishi, mother and cub, with a brocade ball. LENGTH 6 cm WEIGHT 79.5 grams Provenance: Austrian private collection. Condition: Excellent condition with fine patina. Remainders of old mounts to bottom. Estimate EUR 500,Starting price EUR 250,-

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