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A CHARMING TOKYO SCHOOL WOOD NETSUKE OF A CAT WITH A BALL
LOT 363 - AK0121

Unsigned
Japan, Tokyo, late 19th century, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The cat standing on its hind legs, wearing a collar, and holding a ball of yarn in both hands, its face showing an amusing, quizzical expression with double-inlaid eyes in translucent and dark horn. Two himotoshi to the back, the smaller one ringed in stained bone.

HEIGHT 5 cm

Condition: Good condition with minor surface wear, one large crack with old repair to the back.
Provenance: Ex-collection Jury Kolodotschko, purchased at Bonham’s, Fine Japanese Art, 25 March 2010, New York, lot 2076.

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