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Lot 240 - JAP0522

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Lot details

Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Finely carved as two children playing around a mortar, one crouched on top and helping the other up by grabbing his hand. Each is dressed in a neatly detailed apron and the facial features are expressively crafted. The mortar is minutely stippled to accurately replicate the ishime surface. Large, generously excavated himotoshi underneath.


Condition: Excellent condition.
Provenance: US private collection.

Literature comparison:
For a near-identical wood netsuke signed Ohara Mitsuhiro with kakihan, see Meinertzhagen, Frederick / Lazarnick, George (1986) MCI, Part A, p. 546.


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