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276 A LARGE IVORY NETSUKE OF A SHISHI WITH BALL Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An unusually large ivory netsuke of a snarling Shishi scratching his ear and holding an openworked brocade ball with a small loose ball inside. The ivory is of a very good color with a fine patina. The lion dog has a wide opened mouth with sharp fangs, glaring eyes with inlaid pupils and a smooth reishi nose. The fur, bushy curls and flaming tail are all finely carved. Very large and irregular himotoshi on the underside. HEIGHT 4.5 cm, LENGTH 5.5 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: The nose has possibly been reattached with a crack visible on the inside of the mouth. Minor expected age cracks, generally in good condition. Estimate EUR 2.000,Starting price EUR 1.000,-

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