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296 AN IVORY OKIMONO NETSUKE OF AN ONI SCRUBBING SHOKI’S SHOES ATTRIBUTED TO GYOKUZAN Unsigned, attributed to Gyokuzan, ivory okimono-netsuke Japan, Tokyo, Meiji period (1868-1912) An intricately carved okimono-netsuke depicting an oni, with a painfully hard-working expression, scrubbing the very large pointed shoes of the demon queller Shoki with a long brush. The shoes are finely carved and incised with cloud patterns. Next to the shoes are a bucket filled with water and a knife. The carving is incredibly detailed, such as the clothes of the oni with metal inlay in the back. Unsigned, however attributed to Gyokuzan. LENGTH 6.1 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Excellent condition. Auction comparison: Compare to a very similar ivory netsuke by Gyokuzan offered at Bonhams, Fine Asian Art, 10 November 2003, London, lot 626. Estimate EUR 1.000,Starting price EUR 500,-

297 A SMALL IVORY NETSUKE OF AN ONI ON A CLOUD Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The oni is shown running on a cloud and holding a Buddhist reliquary. Minutely carved and himotoshi through the cloud. HEIGHT 3.1 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Very good condition. Estimate EUR 400,Starting price EUR 200,-

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