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THE INRO HANDBOOK NETSUKE, INRO & LACQUER

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261292

THE INRO HANDBOOK NETSUKE, INRO & LACQUER
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$50 

THE INRO HANDBOOK: STUDIES OF NETSUKE, INRO, AND LACQUER by Raymond Bushell. Published in 1979 by Weatherhill, printed in Japan. Hardcover, gray cloth, dust jacket, 263 pages, 136 color plates with b/w details, 386 photos of signatures, 38 color photos of different lacquer techniques. Excellent reference work with detailed discussion of different types of inro materials, and to that day the only book in English that provides explanation of numerous lacquer techniques. 10 1/2 x8 inches, in excell ...click for details


Catalog LORBER Collection of NETSUKE 1986

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261291

Catalog LORBER Collection of NETSUKE 1986
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$40 

Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OTHER JAPANESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MARCEL LORBER that took place in LONDON on June 12, 1986. Soft covers, color and black and white photos, 213 lots, prices realized included, wear to covers. Excellent reference book.


Catalog Barry Davies 1999 Selected Netsuke & Inro

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261289

Catalog Barry Davies 1999 Selected Netsuke & Inro
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$35 

Sale catalog SELECTED NETSUKE & INRO by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1999. 132 pieces illustrated in color, softcover, 12.5x 8.5 inches, 72 pages. Was produced for 1999 Netsuke Convention in Chicago, includes index of artists. Very good reference book.


Catalog NETSUKE VICTOR collection

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261288

Catalog NETSUKE VICTOR collection
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$35 

Christie’ s sale catalog THE I.A. AND CECILE MANN VICTOR COLLECTION OF NETSUKE that took place in New York on April 20, 1989. Hard covers, 201 lots illustrated (some color, some black and white), prices realized included, marked with pen with realized prices as well.


Catalog ROOSEVELT Collection of NETSUKE 1992

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1261287

Catalog ROOSEVELT Collection of NETSUKE 1992
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$25 

Sothebys sale catalog THE CORNELIUS V.S. ROOSEVELT COLLECTION OF NETSUKE that took place in NEW YORK on June 2, 1992. Soft covers, 341 lots illustrated, prices realized included. Catalog is intensiively marked with pen. Excellent reference book.


Tall 19c netsuke FOREIGNER & karako by MASATOSHI 143mm

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1258708

Tall 19c netsuke FOREIGNER & karako by MASATOSHI 143mm
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$6600 

Very tall early 19th century ivory netsuke of a foreigner in richly decorated Chinese dress with a karako (Chinese boy) sitting on his shoulders. He is holding a scroll in one hand, and there is a small drum hanging off his belt on his right side. Strong early carving, excellent detailing, wonderful face with a perfectly captured expression of slight madness, textile highlights on his belly are inlaid with turtle shell. The netsuke is slightly curved backwards, so does not really stand on it own ...click for details


19c netsuke IKKAKU SENNIN by MASATSUGU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258707

19c netsuke IKKAKU SENNIN by MASATSUGU
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$1350 

19th century ivory netsuke of a man with a horn on his head, bent under the weight of a richly dressed woman on his back. The subject of the netsuke is Ikkaku Sennin (single horn Sage) - according to Japanese legend, he grew angry with the Rain Dragons and sealed them away in a cave, causing a drought. Beautiful Indian princess Sendarama was sent to tempt him and when he yielded to her, he lost his magical powers, and the rain returned. Excellent carving with portrait quality faces, superb depic ...click for details


19c cinnabar netsuke PUPPY on cushion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258700

19c cinnabar netsuke PUPPY on cushion
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$850 

Unusual 19th century Japanese tsuishu (cinnabar lacquer) netsuke of an exceedingly fat puppy seated on a fan-shaped cushion. Great facial expression, excellent sense of volume, precise carving of brocade patterns on the cushion. Tsuishu is rather uncommon material for netsuke. Very beautiful patina. Length 1 3/16 inches.


19c netsuke KINTARO with axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258698

19c netsuke KINTARO with axe
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$495 

19th century wooden netsuke of seated Kintaro leaning on a large axe in front of him. Kintaro, the child of the forest (also known as Kintoki) was raised by Yama Uba, and possessed an extraordinary strength. Nice quality carving, wonderful depiction of his face and clothing. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, beautiful wear and patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.


19c Japanese ivory knife OWL & moth by KANEMITSU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1258696

19c Japanese ivory knife OWL & moth by KANEMITSU
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$175 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese ivory paper knife/page turner with raised and sunken relief carving of an owl on a branch watching a moth in flight. Design continues on the back showing an open wing of the owl and some vegetation. Excellent detailed carving of the bird’s differentiated feathers, eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Great patina, signed KANEMITSU on the back. Beautiful high quality material, wonderful object for a desk in excellent condition. Length 8 1/4 inches.

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