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233 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A STAG ON BASE BY RANSEN By Ransen, ivory netsuke Japan, Kyoto, late 19th century A naturalistic and sensitively crafted depiction of a stag carved from attractively stained ivory, the fur naturalistically rendered with many spots. The deer has its head titled backwards and is looking downwards with beautifully double-inlaid eyes in black and pale-translucent horn. Its body is contorted and supported on finely carved thin legs. The entire composition is set on a stippled base, smooth on the underside where also the two small himotoshi are located as well as the signature RANSEN 蘭川 in a rounded reserve. School of Hogen Ranten of Kyoto. HEIGHT 3.7 cm Provenance: British collection. Condition: Very good condition, four age cracks through the body and some wear to the black coloring across the spine. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

234 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECUMBENT STAG Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, early to mid-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A compact, ideally-shaped and slightly flattened ivory netsuke of a recumbent stag. Large himotoshi and excellent patina.   LENGTH 4.3 cm   Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Many age cracks and excellent patina – complete and good condition. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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