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221 A FINE KYOTO SCHOOL IVORY NETSUKE OF A DOG WITH AWABI Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, Kyoto, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A relatively large and finely carved ivory netsuke of a dog holding an awabi shell between its paws – a symbol of good health and long life. The dog has a whimsical expression with large inlaid eyes of black horn. The fur is neatly incised and characteristically worn, and the patina is a beautifully changing hue of yellow to deep orange honey. The tail of the dog neatly curls upwards and the paws are carved crisply. The underside with the himotoshi – one through the characteristically soft underside of the awabi and the other through the belly of the dog. HEIGHT 4 cm, LENGTH 4 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Very good condition with expected age cracks and fine and appealing patina. Estimate EUR 1.500Starting price EUR 750,-

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