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Japanese Ivory NETSUKE, 19th C. from Christie's Europe

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Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Man beating on a mokyugo bell (wooden bell for a Buddhist monastery) standing in his kimono and zori sandals. Wonderful detail, even on the soles of his feet! (see picture # 5) Purchased at Christie's in Amsterdam, Holland, see "Asian Ceramcis and Works of Art," 8 May 2001, Lot 50, pg. 22. Condition is perfect and of course the man can stand unassisted. Height is 2.1 inches (5.2 cms.) Circa: Meiji era (1868-1900.)