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Lot 348: GROUP OF FIVE DIFFERENT MENUKI
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Shakudo, Sentoku, Shibuichi, gilding. Japan, 19th cent.
The motifs and sizes are very diverse; the smallest and completely gilded menuki shows a man dragging a heavy bag. The next larger piece is the famous scene with the monkey grabbing with his long arm at the reflection in water of the full moon. Then a furious dragon and a group composed of an oxen and man, not exactly recognizable, poss. the legendary Sofu. The biggest piece is a composition with water, bamboo and crab.
LENGTHS 1,8 TO 5,6 CM
From a Hungarian collection