Fri, 22nd Apr 2022 13:00

Fine Netsuke & Sagemono

 
  Lot 78
 

78

Ɏ MITSUHIRO: A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF FUKUROKUJU

Sold for €2,528

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

Signed Mitsuhiro 光廣
Japan, Osaka, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Published: Zacke (1988), Ausstellung Marcel Lorber (1900-1986). 3.Teil: Japanische Netsuke aus seinem Nachlass, no. 58.

A small, beautifully stained, and finely carved ivory netsuke depicting the lucky god Fukurokuju with a large forehead, dressed in a voluminous robe and with a characteristic cowl draped over his head. He is shown holding a fan and leaning against a large, gnarly cane. His robe is neatly incised with karakusa motifs. The back with small himotoshi and the underside with the neatly incised signature MITSUHIRO within an oval reserve.

HEIGHT 3.3 cm

Condition: Old repair to the staff. Otherwise fine condition.
Provenance: Ex-collection Marcel Lorber (1900-1986), sold at Zacke in 1988 and since then in a Viennese private collection.

Literature comparison:
Compare to a related ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju on clouds, by Ohara Mitsuhiro, formerly in the Bushell collection, now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) accession no. AC1998.249.174.

Auction comparison:
Compare to a related ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju, signed Mitsuhiro, sold at Zacke, Fine Netsuke & Sagemono, 16 April 2021, Vienna, lot 77 (sold for 4,550 EUR).





Trade Certificate: In accordance with new EU regulations that went into effect in January 2022, we have applied for a certificate to sell this item within the EU. We expect the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology to issue the certificate in 4-8 weeks. The item can only be shipped / handed over once the certificate has been issued.

 

Signed Mitsuhiro 光廣
Japan, Osaka, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Published: Zacke (1988), Ausstellung Marcel Lorber (1900-1986). 3.Teil: Japanische Netsuke aus seinem Nachlass, no. 58.

A small, beautifully stained, and finely carved ivory netsuke depicting the lucky god Fukurokuju with a large forehead, dressed in a voluminous robe and with a characteristic cowl draped over his head. He is shown holding a fan and leaning against a large, gnarly cane. His robe is neatly incised with karakusa motifs. The back with small himotoshi and the underside with the neatly incised signature MITSUHIRO within an oval reserve.

HEIGHT 3.3 cm

Condition: Old repair to the staff. Otherwise fine condition.
Provenance: Ex-collection Marcel Lorber (1900-1986), sold at Zacke in 1988 and since then in a Viennese private collection.

Literature comparison:
Compare to a related ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju on clouds, by Ohara Mitsuhiro, formerly in the Bushell collection, now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) accession no. AC1998.249.174.

Auction comparison:
Compare to a related ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju, signed Mitsuhiro, sold at Zacke, Fine Netsuke & Sagemono, 16 April 2021, Vienna, lot 77 (sold for 4,550 EUR).





Trade Certificate: In accordance with new EU regulations that went into effect in January 2022, we have applied for a certificate to sell this item within the EU. We expect the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology to issue the certificate in 4-8 weeks. The item can only be shipped / handed over once the certificate has been issued.

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