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Japanese lacquer Kobako forging the sword 'Little Fox' Unsigned
Ivory netsuke of a reclining dog resting on a besom. Unsigned
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Chinese 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 Japanese Lacquer 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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