Humorous blue and white porcelain netsuke depicting a recumbent Chinese boy with movable biscuit porcelain tongue. The base unglazed and with two himotoshi. Condition: fine, only two short firing cracks. Dimension: 7.7 cm x 3.5 cm wide.
A large Japanese sashi netsuke carved from stag antler, depicting the mythical Chinese fisherman Ashinaga with his long legs. The face is carved very expressively and the natural himotoshi (cord hole) is running through his curled hair. Condition: nice patina. Dimension: 17.8 cm long.
A Japanese sashi netsuke carved from stag antler, depicting the mythical Chinese fisherman Ashinaga with his long legs. Natural himotoshi (cord hole) between his right arm and chest. Condition: nice patina. Dimension: 13.5 cm long.
The leather tobacco pouch decorated with a carp, the clasp made of colored metal, the kiseruzutsu worked in lacquered woven bamboo and a negoro lacquer ojime. The simple pipe made of bamboo and metal. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: pouch: 12.9 cm x 7.2 cm, case and pipe: 21.9 cm long.
An octagonal tobacco case made of wood, the front side depicting an oni demon holding a gong and a striker, plastically inlaid in ivory. The back side with two tablets, one with an engraved oni and the other signed "Ichiraku", an artist active mid 19th century. The ivory manju inlaid in different metals with the lucky god Daikoku holding a box with a rat on top. Further inlays in coral and malachite. Signed on a mother-of-pearl tablet "Shibayama". Unsigned ivory ojime with dr ...click for details