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311 A TALL IVORY NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN WITH COCKEREL Unsigned, ivory netsuke with horn inlay Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An ivory netsuke depicting a Dutchman proudly presenting a cockerel, a magnificent specimen with a fierce expression and beautiful long tail feathers. Probably the cockerel has won him plenty of fights, as the netsuke refers to the popular pastime of cockfighting in the Dutch company. The Dutchman is wearing a hat with a tassel, a long coat with finely engraved waves on the seam and long stockings with inlaid horn buttons in the back, where also the large and irregular himotoshi are located. Very good patina, especially to the reverse. HEIGHT 9.4 cm Provenance: European collection. Condition: Very good condition. Expected and minor age cracks, excellent patina, accumulation of dust in the crevices. Estimate EUR 2.500,Starting price EUR 1.250,-

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