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Lot 57 (Fine Netsuke & Sagemono, 25th September 2020)

A FINE KYOTO SCHOOL IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO RESTING BOARS

Unsigned
Japan, Kyoto, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The ivory of elongated shape, pleasingly tactile and compact, carved as a boar with its young resting on a bed of finely carved autumn leaves – a symbol for the autumn period. The adult boar’s snout is resting against a thick curling stem with leaves which extend up towards the animal’s side, resting against its head. The young boar in the back nestles up to its parent and is of a much smaller size, almost hidden away. The hairwork of the pair is finely incised and pleasingly worn. The underside shows further finely carved leaves and a stunning, glossy caramel patina. The excellent functional himotoshi are found on the underside and to the side.

LENGTH 7.8 cm

Condition: Good, age-appropriate condition with expected surface wear, age cracks and minor old, worn-down chips mostly to the edge of the leaves.
Provenance: British private estate.

Sold for €1,525

including Buyer's Premium


 

Unsigned
Japan, Kyoto, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The ivory of elongated shape, pleasingly tactile and compact, carved as a boar with its young resting on a bed of finely carved autumn leaves – a symbol for the autumn period. The adult boar’s snout is resting against a thick curling stem with leaves which extend up towards the animal’s side, resting against its head. The young boar in the back nestles up to its parent and is of a much smaller size, almost hidden away. The hairwork of the pair is finely incised and pleasingly worn. The underside shows further finely carved leaves and a stunning, glossy caramel patina. The excellent functional himotoshi are found on the underside and to the side.

LENGTH 7.8 cm

Condition: Good, age-appropriate condition with expected surface wear, age cracks and minor old, worn-down chips mostly to the edge of the leaves.
Provenance: British private estate.

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