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223 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING SHAGGY DOG Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An unusual and compact study of a shaggy dog lying down on a rounded rectangular base. A lot of care has been taken to express the ragged hair of the animal. The dog is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and is considered a friend. Large inlaid eyes of deep-black horn and himotoshi on the underside. HEIGHT 2.4 cm, LENGTH 4.3 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Good condition with many age cracks and fine yellowish patina. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

224 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECUMBENT DOG Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A recumbent dog with densely incised fur, its head turned backwards, with a light-colored muzzle and black inlaid eyes. Darkly stained ivory, himotoshi on the underside. The dog (inu) is the eleventh sign of the Japanese zodiac and is also a symbol of good health. LENGTH 3.7 cm Provenance: Austrian private estate formerly acquired at Galerie Zacke in the 1990s. Condition: Good condition. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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