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Netsuke, boxwood, mushrooms, Japan, 19th century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1038093 (stock# 10631)

Netsuke, boxwood, mushrooms, Japan, 19th century
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$ 995 

Small boxwood netsuke in the shape of a group of five matsutake mushrooms, with their typical small hoods. Natural himotoshi. Unsigned. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height: 7/8 inch ; width at top: 15/16 inch (ca. 2.2 x 2.4 cm)
Some minor traces of usage, beautiful patina.



Wooden study of human skull, Japan, Meiji period

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900   item# 1038070 (stock# 10633)

Wooden study of human skull, Japan, Meiji period
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Okimono in the form of a highly detailed human skull. Boxwood, partly stained black. Unsigned. Japan, Meiji period, 19th century.
Height: 1 7/8 inch; width: 2 ¾ inches (ca. 4.7 x 7 cm).
Excellent condition, beautiful patina.



Netsuke, pregnant woman, midwife, ivory, Meiji/Taisho

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1031143 (stock# 10627)

Netsuke, pregnant woman, midwife, ivory, Meiji/Taisho
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Ivory netsuke of a pregnant woman who is sticks a kogai into her hair, while a midwife a feeling her bulging belly. Signed at bottom: Kikugawa and kao. Ivory, probably marine ivory. Japan, late Meiji period, perhaps Taisho period.
Height: 1.5”; width: 1.75”; depth: 1.25” (3.8 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm).
Excellent condition.

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Netsuke, Seiobo in peach pit, wood, Japan, 19th century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 823770 (stock# 10516)

Netsuke, Seiobo in peach pit, wood, Japan, 19th century
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$ 900 

Netsuke in the shape of a peach stone. The stone is carved in two halves. One half is holding a small carving of the figure of Seiobo, the fairy queen, sitting on a hinge so that she can move out of her hiding place. Dark stained wood for the pit, Seiobo in a reddish brown wood, the himotoshi fitted with ivory rings (both slightly damaged). On an inlaid mother-of-pearl plaque is the signature of Kagetoshi. Japan, 19th century.
L of shell ca. 1.75 in. (4.6 cm).
Very good condition.



Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Pre 2000   item# 743518 (stock# B 095)

Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1
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Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 14, Number 1, Spring 1994. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-13 / 44-45, Kurstin, Joseph, Netsuke: Story Carvings of Old Japan, An Exhibit of Netsuke and Inro at EPCOT Center, pp. 14-24, Kres, Else, Zeshin Cake Box in the Collection of Harriet and Melvin Jahss, new York, pp. 25-31, Lewis, Edmund J. The Bekkoden Sennin Inro, pp. 32-26, Wilhelm, Gabor, On the Continent, Sales room news, from Paris, Cologne, and Orleans, France, pp. 37-41, Chappell, Sharen; Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Kyoyu and Sofu, pp. 42-43, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 48-50, Spring 1994, 56 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
On pp. 14 to 25 Elena and Joe Kurstin proudly introduce an Exhibition of their Netsuke at Epcot Center, a Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, from May 11, 1993 to May 10, 1997. This is followed on pp. 25-31 by Else Kress’ description of a unique Cake Box by Zeshin, covered with leaf-shaped examples of a wide variety of sprinkled gold powders. Ed Lewis reflects on pp. 32-36 on a suitable naming of a hitherto obscure Japanese style of inro decoration.

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Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Pre 2000   item# 743509 (stock# B 094)

Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2
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$ 22
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Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 13, Number 2, Summer 1993. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 5-8, Ulak, James T., Namban, pp. 9-12, Lewis, Edmund J., When the Twain Met: The Namban Influence Upon Japanese Lacquer Art, pp. 13-24, Moss, Paul, Let’s go Dutch, Namban Netsuke, pp. 25-37, Kress, Else, Tobacco Smoking, Namban-jin and Their Pets in Old Japan, pp. 38-48, Dean, Michael, Four Groups of Japanese Namban Lacquer, pp. 49-61, Szeszler, Denis, Legends: Ashinaga and Tenaga, pp. 66-67, Comee, Stephen, Tokyo Tidings, pp. 70-71, Book reviews: Miss Maggie’s Whole New World, Davey, Neil K.; Netsuke on ‘Sunday Morning’, Cunningham Isabel, p. 74. Summer 1993,78 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
James Ulak, at that time the Associate Curator of Japanese Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, gives us an in-depth information on Namban, as an ‘…romantically charged and regrettably imprecise term …’ while Ed Lewis cites Rudyard Kipling’s poem on the likelihood of East and West to meet (e.g. in Japanese art).

Item located in Europe.


Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 12, Number 1

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Pre 2000   item# 743500 (stock# B 093)

Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 12, Number 1
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Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 12, Number 1, Spring 1992. Contents:
Bushell Raymond, Questions & Answers, pp. 8-17, Davey, Neil K., Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), A Centennial Celebration, pp. 18-22, Lewis, Edmund J., Shibata Zeshin and the Seventh Sense, pp. 23-30, Wrangham, E.A. Zeshin and the Art of Metal Imitation, pp. 31-36, Meech, Julia, Zeshin and the Demon Woman, pp. 37-39, An Album of Zeshin Art from Various Collections, pp. 40-46, Wilhelm, G. On the Continent, The Rouviere Sale, Paris, pp. 46-49, Gallery St. James’ Exhibition, Zurich, pp. 50-52, Sale at Klefisch, Sale at Lempertz, p. 53, Bandini, Luigi, Learning at the Auctions, pp. 56-63, Davey, Neil K., An Auctineer’s View, p. 64 Spring 1992,72 pp., 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Paper. English text. Numerous colour plates, b/w illustrations. Perfect condition.
In his Questions & Answers, on pp. 8-17, Raymond Bushell tells of an invitation to a meeting with a specialised group of U.S. Customs officials in San Francisco (1), of the derivation and calligraphy of the word tonkotsu (2), an auction house’s official and inofficial price (result) list (3), the use of a foolproof method (electronic scanning microscope) to discern elephant ivory from mammoth ivory (4), an oni netsuke hiding in the storage of the LACMA (5), and five more similarly interesting and unexpected questions.

Item location: Europe.


Book: Ducros Briot, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono, 1994

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Pre 2000   item# 679155 (stock# B 089)

Book: Ducros Briot, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono, 1994
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Ducros Alain, Briot Alain, Paris Edo, netsuke & sagemono – convention 1994, Catalogue, 1994.
160 pp., 29 x 21 cm. Paper. French / English text Alain Ducros. Japanese summary and list of netsuke, 7 pages, Alain Briot. Numerous colour plates.
Outside cover slightly worn, otherwise perfect condition.

The catalogue is filled with illustrations of approximately 200 netsuke, 50 inro, various pipe cases, tobacco pouches, kiseruzutsu pipe holders, and other items worn hanging from the belt. Also provided are reproductions of pages from design bases, such as the Soken Kisho (1781), and other woodblock-printed books. Enlarged details and signatures are shown separately.
With a preface (French language only) by Guy de Lasteyrie, and introduction by Alain Ducros.

Item location: Europe.


Book: Kagamibuta. Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Antiques: Pre 2000   item# 664569 (stock# 10468)

Book: Kagamibuta. Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend
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Eijer, Dieuwke, Kagamibuta, Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend, The Baur Collection / Heinz Kaempfer Fund (Geneva / Leiden), 1994. 95 pages, numerous b/w and color illustrations. Extensive description of the history, materials, techniques of kagamibuta, its subject matter and kagamibuta makers, richly illustrated with excellent photos of pieces from the Baur Collection and from private collections. The appendix contains a list of kagamibuta makers with their signatures and biographic information.
New, in original shrink wrap.



Kiribako or storage box, plain wood, modern

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 387202 (stock# V 046)

Kiribako or storage box, plain wood, modern
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$ 120
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Hand-made wooden storage box for an antique Japanese pipe (kiseruzutsu) and tobacco pouch, tied with dark purple (murasaki-iro) silk ribbon. Japan, 20th cent.
H 2 ½; L 10 1/8; W 6 3/8 in. (6.5 x 26 x 16.4 cm).
Perfect condition.

This piece is located in Europe (EC).


Manju, image of craftsman, ivory, Japan, 19th century

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 386929 (stock# 10280)

Manju, image of craftsman, ivory, Japan, 19th century
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$ 1,800 

Ivory manju made of two halves. The upper halve carved with the image of a biwa maker taking a rest, while smoking a pipe. On the lower half two of his tools are engraved. The upper section carved in shishiai-bori, sunken relief. The extremely finely engraved lines stained with dark brown and black. Engraved signature on lower half: Gyokuhosai. Second half 19th century.
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm).
Excellent condition.


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