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Katalognummer: NE0419-014
A FINE NETSUKE OKIMONO OF A CHINESE IMMORTAL WITH MYTHICAL DOG BY TEIMIN
By Teimin, ivory okimono-netsuke
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Depicting an immortal lady with huge sleeves and flowing Chinese garments, holding a fan and with heavenly garlands surrounding her. Seated on a Chinese table next to her is a little whimsical dog, quite mythical in its appearance with a bushy tail and a flowing mane, raising one paw up high and letting out a hearty roar. The facial features of the lady are crafted sensitively and she has the appearance of a fairy, reminiscent of the Queen mother of the west, or Seiobo in Japanese. Signature on the base in a wavy reserve TEIMIN.

HEIGHT 6.3 CM

Condition: A small section of the end of one garland which extends to the floor has been reattached - otherwise pristine condition
Provenance: Michael Tomkinson collection no. 477, with old label

Literature comparison: Possibly the same depiction labelled as a tall ivory netsuke of a ‘foreign lady with dog’ is in the collection of the LACMA (AC1998.249.60), formerly in the Bushell collection

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 2.500
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 1.250

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