Finely carved rosewood netsuke featuring a version of Oishi Kuranosuke embracing the lovely lady Oyura. In the story of the Forty-seven Ronin, Oyura was the mistress of the villainous Lork Kira. The carving is dark and looks much better in person than in the photos. Excellent condition, with only slight signs of wear.
Intricate ivory carving of a Japanese samurai, wearing a sword and carrying a bright orange lantern, and wearing wood soled sandles "Geta" raised on wood risers. Size: 2" x 1-1/8" x 1-1/2". Excellent condition.
Netsuke of Japanese fisherman with two cormorants (fishing birds). Has detailed costume with tobacco pouch and pipe attached to sash on one side and a basket on the other, and is holding a finely carved rope in his right hand. Size: 1-3/4" x 1" x 1-1/8" x 1".
Ivory netuske of a Japanese fisherman standing and holding a fishing poll in his right hand and a fish with his left hand. His costume is finely detailed with etched clothing and a tobacco pouch and pipe attached to his sash. Size: 2" high x 1-1/8" wide x 1" deep. Excellent condition.