Fri, 16th Apr 2021 13:00

Fine Netsuke & Sagemono

 
  Lot 89
 

89

Ɏ HIDEMASA: AN IVORY NETSUKE OF FUKUROKUJU

Sold for €1,074

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

By Hidemasa, signed Hidemasa 秀正 with kakihan
Japan, Osaka, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Of compact shape, seated with his left hand grasping his right arm in front, his bearded chin flanked by elongated earlobes resting on the arms, the elongated head of typical phallic shape, the long flowing robe finely incised and inked with characteristic scrolling designs, the underside with two asymmetrical himotoshi and the signature – HIDEMASA with a kakihan.

LENGTH 3.6 cm, HEIGHT 1.9 cm

Condition: Very good condition, natural age cracks, fine honey-gold patina, smoothly worn.
Provenance: Ex-collection Jury Kolodotschko, purchased at Lempertz, 7 December 2007, Cologne, lot 343.

Auction comparison:
A similar netsuke, also by Hidemasa (signed Shuosai), was sold at Lempertz, Auction 1061, 5 December 2015, Cologne, lot 628 (sold for 1,612 EUR).

 

By Hidemasa, signed Hidemasa 秀正 with kakihan
Japan, Osaka, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Of compact shape, seated with his left hand grasping his right arm in front, his bearded chin flanked by elongated earlobes resting on the arms, the elongated head of typical phallic shape, the long flowing robe finely incised and inked with characteristic scrolling designs, the underside with two asymmetrical himotoshi and the signature – HIDEMASA with a kakihan.

LENGTH 3.6 cm, HEIGHT 1.9 cm

Condition: Very good condition, natural age cracks, fine honey-gold patina, smoothly worn.
Provenance: Ex-collection Jury Kolodotschko, purchased at Lempertz, 7 December 2007, Cologne, lot 343.

Auction comparison:
A similar netsuke, also by Hidemasa (signed Shuosai), was sold at Lempertz, Auction 1061, 5 December 2015, Cologne, lot 628 (sold for 1,612 EUR).

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