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Lot 289: A GROUP OF 6 GINKGO NUTS
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Netsuke, Ivory. Japan, late 19th century
The Ginkgo nut, in Japanese „ginnan“ meaning „silver fruit“, is a popular fruit growing on the Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba), a national treasure of japan. Depicted here is a group of six ginkgo nuts, four of them in the lucky triangular form. Natural Himotoshi inbetween the nuts. Fine, shimmering and smooth texture of the ivory.
HEIGHT 3 CM
From a German private collection