White nephrite pendant.  Nephrite, white mutton fat, carved and pierced through out with an elaborate design of two birds feeding, and a complicated design of leaves and ruyi fungus, with leaves to one side.  Chinese, 1780 - 1850.  Attachments: Green glass bead, seed pearls and green cord.  Provenance:  Roger Keverne 1992.  Dimensions: 5.8cm high x 4cm wide.

White nephrite pendant Chinese, 1780 - 1850

 

A Kobako in the form of two overlapping boxes.  One shows the figure of the swordsmith Munechika forging the sword ``Little Fox'' assisted by the Fox spirit in the guise of a woman.  The other is covered with a mass of gold and coloured togidashi kiku. The interior tray finely decorated in gold togidashi with a scene of three foxes running in a landscape that has a dream like quality.  Japan, 19th century.  Dimensions: 12cm x 6.4cm x 3cm. Signed: Unsigned.  Provenance: Gaskell Collection, Sotheby's 1975.  Published: Item 358 'In Search of Netsuke and Inro' by George A. Cohen.

Japanese lacquer Kobako forging the sword 'Little Fox' Unsigned

 

An ivory netsuke of a reclining dog resting on a besom.  The broom softly etched while the dog is of smooth almost porcelain texture. Japan, 18th century. Signed: Unsigned. Provenance: Bluth Collection, Sidney Moss Published: Item 83 'In Search of Netsuke and Inro' by George A. Cohen.

Ivory netsuke of a reclining dog resting on a besom. Unsigned

 

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White nephrite pendant. Nephrite, white mutton fat, carved and pierced through out with an elaborate design of two birds feeding, and a complicated design of leaves and ruyi fungus, with leaves to one side.  Chinese, 1780 - 1850. Attachments: Green glass bead, seed pearls and green cord.  Provenance: Roger Keverne 1992.  Dimensions: 5.8cm high x 4cm wide.

 

A Kobako in the form of two overlapping boxes. One shows the figure of the swordsmith Munechika forging the sword ``Little Fox'' assisted by the Fox spirit in the guise of a woman.  The other is covered with a mass of gold and coloured togidashi kiku.  The interior tray finely decorated in gold togidashi with a scene of three foxes running in a landscape that has a dream like quality. Japan, 19th century.  Dimensions: 12cm x 6.4cm x 3cm. Signed: Unsigned.  Provenance: Gaskell Collection, Sotheby's 1975.  Published: Item 358 'In Search of Netsuke and Inro' by George A. Cohen.

 

An ivory netsuke of a reclining dog resting on a besom. The broom softly etched while the dog is of smooth almost porcelain texture.  Japan, 18th century.  Unsigned.  Provenance: Bluth Collection, Sidney Moss Published: Item 83 'In Search of Netsuke and Inro' by George A. Cohen.

 

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