Lot 2250. Netsuke: Cicada on Walnusschale sitting

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Auction date:04.12.2018   11:00
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Lot 2250Netsuke: Cicada on Walnusschale sitting
Japan. Edo Period. 18. Century

Ivory, partly dark-colored, natural himotoshi. Cicadas are a symbol for rebirth, since they are two metamorphoses in its life cycle
go through. Together with the walnut the insect also refers to the late summer and
Early in the autumn. Especially in the late summer in Japan, you can hear the cicadas, when the
Males by their characteristic Loud to try to attract females. Width 4.1 cm. Condition A/B.
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