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242 A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CICADA ON A BAMBOO NODE Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A rare and early ivory netsuke of a naturalistically carved cicada (semi) perched on a node of bamboo. Cicada netsuke were worn during the festival of Obon, honoring the ancestor spirits. Very appealing honey patina and large himotoshi through the bamboo node. HEIGHT 3 cm Provenance: British private collection with two valuations from Sotheby’s, by Neil K. Davey, dated 1974 & 1984, inventory no. 128. Condition: Very good condition, expected age cracks, excellent patina. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-

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