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Catalog Number: OSJAP0719-093
A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CALLIGRAPHIST BY KOHOSAI
By Kohosai, ivory netsuke
Japan, Osaka, late 19th century, Meiji period (1868-1912)

Very finely carved and beautifully stained, depicting a calligraphist, his finely carved bony fingers holding a quill with an amusingly pensive expression. Extraordinarily detailed flowing robes with the natural himotoshi cleverly hidden in a fold. The underside with the signature KOHOSAI 公鳳齋.

HEIGHT 4 cm

Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman.
Condition: One plugged nerve channel at the back of the head, very minor discoloration of ivory, generally in very good condition.

Selling Price:  € 950

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