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Lot 296: BOY WITH A SMALL DOG
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Netsuke, ivory. Japan, around 1800 until 1st half 19th cent.
This nice boy stands upright on a rectangular base with a seal inscription below, therefore an Ingyo netsuke, earlier presumably only used for this purpose. The karako (boy in Chines. style) wears a floor-length robe and is holding a very little dog with both hands. Defined age characteristics and patina, himotoshi through the base, very good preservation.
HEIGHT 4,5 CM
From an old German collection