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Ivory netsuke with Hotei.
Nice old ivory netsuke with Hotei seated on his bag.
Size 35mm high- 30mm wide.
18th C
Code : 612
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Ivory manju netsuke with children.
Marine ivory netsuke with deep sumi stain having a humorous touch with the chap pulling a face, out of eye shot of the lady at his feet. Natural himotoshi. Signed on the base Tomonobu.
Size 61mm high- 41mm wide.
19th C
Code : 593
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Ivory netsuke with a couple Signed Tomonobu.
Superb and large ivory netsuke with deep sumi stain having a humorous touch with the chap pulling a face out of eye shot of the lady at his feet. Signed on the base Tomonobu.
Size 67mm high- 35mm wide.
19th C
Code : 592
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Ivory Shibayama netsuke with Sesshu Signed Yasu Yuki.
Depicting the famous painter Sesshu as a boy at the Sokokuji temple, the seated figure bound with ropes being gnawed by a small rat . Signed on the bottom in inset tablet Yasu Yuki Tokyo school
Size 27mm high- 25mm wide.
19th C
Code : 590
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Ivory netsuke shoki and oni.
Great subject with Shoki peering around a screen and an oni on the reverse couering he has a bean (inlaid) stuck on his leg and trying to remove it with chopsticks. repair to oni foot and restoration.
Size 36mm high- 41mm wide.
18th C
Code : 588
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Ivory mask netsuke with Hanyya.
Nice bold ivory mask with the head of hannya good early work.
Size 46mm high- 38mm wide.
Late 18th C
Code : 587
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Antler manju netsuke water wheel and oak leaves.
Nice Asakusa manju netsuke with a water wheel and waves 2 oak leaves as well giving the feel of strength.
Size 47mm wide- 22mm thick.
18th C
Code : 583
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Ivory netsuke with a mokugyo.
Superb detailed ivory netsuke with a half section of a mokugyo drum the back with lotus leaf and bud forming the himotoshi.
Size 40mm high- 40mm wide.
late 18th C
Code : 579
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Ivory netsuke Nio and oni, signed Ichiya.
Super detailed ivory netsuke with a Nio standing over an Oni. Signed on the bottom Ichiya.
Size 63mm high- 34mm wide.
Early 19th C
Code : 578
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Ivory netsuke with 2 men, signed Joji.
Humorous ivory netsuke with a blind man trying to tie up another chap on the ground. Signed on the base Joji for a similar example see Lazarnick.
Size 34mm high- 64mm wide.
19th C
Code : 577
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Ivory netsuke with a lady bathing, signed Tomochika.
Superb typical Tomochika work with a shunga theme, as she dries herself after bathing, nice patina. Signed on the base of the bucket Tomochika. Near same netsuke is in the British museum.
Size 37mm high- 27mm wide.
19th C
Code : 572
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Ivory netsuke with a lady holding a dog, signed Tomonobu.
A very well carved ivory netsuke with a lady holding a Pekinese dog, very fine details and signed on the back Tomonobu (Tokyo school pos pupil of Tomochika).
Size 53mm high- 22mm wide.
19th C
Code : 571
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Ivory netsuke with a lotus leaf and flys.
Super ivory netsuke with a lotus leaf and bud. Three flys are walking over it. himotoshi formed by the bud as the peg.
Size 10mm high- 48mm wide.
18th C
Code : 569
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Ivory manju netsuke with kintaro on carp.
Very good square section manju netsuke with kintaro riding the wild carp. Very good patina.
Size 43mm high- 44mm wide.
19th C
Code : 568
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Ivory Manju netsuke with Emma O & Jizo Bosatsu signed Ono Ryomin.
Outstanding ivory 2 section manju netsuke with Emma O & Jizo Bosatsu crossing the river Sanzu followed (on reverse) by an oni holding their shoes suspended from his staff. The detail is fantastic with even a tiny inset red bead representing the bait on his fishing hook. Signed on the post on reverse Ono Ryomin with Kakihan. 2 similar are in the Ashmolean with a horse on the back with a closer one in the Trumpf collection with an oni. Superb condition and mellow patina.
Size 47mm Diameter- 22mm thick.
19th C
Code : 564
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Ivory netsuke with a doll maker, signed Homin.
Very well carved Tokyo school ivory netsuke with a seated artisan making a doll. Signed on the bottom with kakihan Homin.
Size 39mm high – 32mm wide.
Mid 19th
Code : 555
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Antler netsuke with a seated man.
Good simple antler netsuke with a seated man seated on a rock holding a kinkachu.
Size 45mm high – 28mm wide.
Late 18th early 19th C
Code : 547
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Ivory mask netsuke with old man Jo, signed Meikeisai Hojitsu.
Super ivory mask netsuke from the Noh plays, These Jo masks known by the Hair tied up and the age in the face. Nice mellow patina and signed on the back Meikeisai Hojitsu.
Size 35mm high – 27mm wide.
Late 18th early 19th C
Code : 545
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Ivory netsuke with a rat.
This very detailed ivory netsuke with a rat looking back over his shoulder. Kyoto school netsuke, with inlaid eyes. slight nibble on his tail.
Size 30mm high – 43mm wide.
Late 18th early 19th C
Code : 544
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Ivory netsuke with Jo & Uba, signed Hojitsu.
Great quality ivory netsuke with Jo & Uba with a minogame. great details and patina. Signed on the bottom Hojitsu.
Size 30mm high – 33mm wide.
19th C
Code : 538
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Ivory netsuke with an old couple, signed Tomochika.
Very typical of Tomochikas work the old couple with lantern, dished himotoshi and signed in wavy reserve.
Size 43mm high – 30mm wide.
19th C
Code : 533
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Ivory netsuke with Yukidaruma, signed Shigemasa.
Super ivory netsuke with Yukidaruma the daruma snowman with karako pushing him, horn inlays. Signed on the bottom Shigemasa. Size 26mm high – 42mm wide.
19th C
Code : 528


Ivory Okimono style netsuke with Kanshin, signed Toyoshi Issai.
Super ivory okimono style netsuke with the story of Kanshin crawling through the legs, signed on the bottom Toyoshi Issai.
Size 48mm high – 41mm wide. 19th C
Code : 527


Ivory netsuke with a toyseller, signed Tomochika.
Good ivory netsuke with a toyseller blowing a balloon while a young boy tries to get his attention, signed on the back Tomochika.
Size 47mm high – 27mm wide.
19th C
Code : 525
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Ivory seal netsuke with a frog and snake.
Good ivory seal netsuke with a coiled snake and a frog looking out from under a lotus leaf. Himotoshi over snake body and through holes in leaf.
Size 35mm high – 30mm wide.
19th C
Code : 519
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Ivory netsuke with a drunk man in a saki cup.
Great ivory netsuke with a man drunk sitting in a saki cup. Signed on the base Jiro.
Size 32mm high – 40mm wide.
19th C
Code : 508
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Ivory netsuke with Manzai dancers Signed Norishige.
Super ivory netsuke with 3 Manzai dancers super details and patina. Signed on the base Norishige.
Size 33mm high – 36mm wide. 19th C
Code : 481
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Ivory netsuke with Hana Saka Jiji signed Masatoshi-Shinkeisai.
Very good ivory netsuke with Hanasaka with his dog digging up gold. Old collection label on shoulders. Signed Masatoshi-Shinkeisai. Size 40mm high – 38mm wide.
19th C
Code : 469
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Ivory netsuke of  an orange Signed Shuzan.
Superb ivory netsuke with an orange and section of branch. Signed Shuzan.
Size 36mm high – 29mm wide.
Late 19th C
Code : 464
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Ivory netsuke of an octopus signed Ryomin.
Rare trick netsuke of an octopus in a pot. Signed on the bottom Ryomin (maybe the 3rd)
Size 54mm high – 18mm wide.
19th C
Code : 462
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Ivory netsuke of Kanshin, signed Norishige.
Very good quality ivory netsuke with Kanshin. The head of the boy with stick is a nodder done maybe as if he is laughing, signed Norishige.
Size 29mm high – 38mm wide.
Mid 19th C
Code : 440
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Ivory manju netsuke, signed Yoshishige.
Superb ivory manju Netsuke, with a tiger in bamboo grove. Great patina. Signed on the back Yoshishige.
Height 45mm – 16mm Thick.
19C
Code : 425
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Ivory netsuke rat with Daikoku’s mallet, signed Ranichi.
Superb ivory netsuke of a coiled rat holding Daikoku’s mallet. The eyes inlaid, Signed on the base Ranichi.
19thC
Size 26mm High – 36mm Wide.
Code : 414
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Ivory netsuke of Ono No Komachi.
Super ivory netsuke of Ono-no-komachi seated on a grave post. great patina and fine details.
Late 18C Size 31mm High – 50mm Wide.
Code : 406
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Ivory Netsuke of a Bugaku dancer.
Good old ivory netsuke with a standing dancer holding up a mask, ready to dance. Some nibbles around himotoshi, but rounded with use.
Height 56mm – 26mm wide.
18th C
Code : 371
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Ivory Netsuke of a man with turtle.
Great ivory netsuke with a man maybe a chef wielding a knife above a turtle.
Ex Samuel & Emma Joseph collection (69)
Height 22mm – 31mm wide.
Late 19th C
Code : 360
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Ivory Netsuke of a sparrow on kagamibuta bowl, Inscribed Kaigyokusai.
Superb netsuke in a very unusual form with a sparrow inside the bowl forming the himotoshi, inlaid red horn eye on both birds. inscribed on the back Kaigyokusai with seal. Chip on tip of wing. Height 43mm – 12mm thick.
19th C
Code : 345
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Stag antler Ryusa school of Kokusai
Good quality Antler Ryusa netsuke from the school of Kokusai bearing the centre motif instead of his signature. Fits well for a 2 piece Ryusa.
Size: 40mm High.
SOLD
Code : 043


Shibuichi and silver Ojime with tanuki and wife?.
Great ojime the body in solid silver with the tanuki in Shibuichi. this could be related to the wicked tanuki tale where his wife the fox transforms into a person.
Late 19thC
Height 29mm.
Code OJ141
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lacquer on wood Ojime of flowers and butterfly.
Wood body ovoid ojime with gold wire design and lacquer, it has 3 butterflies and flowers.
Late 19thC
Height 21mm.
Code OJ140
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Shibayama Ojime in lacquer and MOP.
Super ojime with the god attributes, daikokus mallet, bag of wealth and fish in basket. A real good luck charm.
Height 19mm.
Code OJ132
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Tortoise shell and ivory Ojime as a peach.
Very unusual ojime with the form of a peach carved with a leaf an line down the centre, it also has the outline of a sparrow. The two outside panels are made from tortoise shell and the centre is ivory.
19thC
Height 19mm.
Code OJ138
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Shibuichi Ojime of flowers by Unno Shomin.
Super shibuichi ojime with an elongated form having inset gold decoration of flowers. Very rare to find an ojime by this outstanding metal worker. Signed Unno Shomin with seal.
Late 19thC
Height 29mm.
Code OJ137
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Bronze ojime of daruma signed Kikugawa.
Super solid bronze ojime with a daruma in a compressed form. signed on the side kikugawa. good weight.
Height 8mm.
Code OJ136
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