Lot 2249. Netsuke: anglers with octopus

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Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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Lot 2249 Netsuke: anglers with octopus
Japan. Edo Period. To 1800. Kensu as a fisherman, with a concentrated face, bald, curls, with a dense wreath
high-domed skull and significant Sennin-ears, very long-legged and tall in
a short, belted, and short-sleeved robe. He stands behind a high catch pot,
from the prisoner octopus looks up scared him, smaller tentacles with suction cups
and, looking out, while the fisherman with both hands hard to the longest tentacle
distorted, so that it bends to the rear. Marine ivory with beautifully glassy
surface that has a warm, very good, partly shiny Patina. The long,
curved Netsuke is on the small feet in balance. Kensu is usually represented with a
shrimp on the shoulder, but according to the Koji Hoten, II, p. 171f. "Pieuvre," he
as a Sennin sometimes an octopus. Band I, p. 480, plate XXVII, no. 12 shows Kensu as a
a priest, the head of our Netsuke resembling, with two animals at the same time.. h. 12,1 cm. Condition A.

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