Lot 2244. Netsuke: Daikoku im Sack

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Auction date:12.06.2019   12:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2244Netsuke: Daikoku im Sack
Japan. Edo Period. 19. Century

Ivory with yellow Patina, finely carved and engraved Details. The eyes of the rat inlaid in black Horn. Very fine work, the salmon of luck, of God, of his gifts sack
forth-looking. On his back, a rat, a Symbol of good luck and prosperity. H. 3. 7 cm, b. 3,6 cm. Signature: Mitsuhiro & seal Ohara, see MCI, p. 535 et seq. condition A/B. age cracks.
Literature:
Two very similar Netsuke of Hotei in the bag can be found here:
-Luigi Bandini, A report on the auctions, in: Netsuke kenkyukai Study Journal, Vol. 6, no. 2 (1986), p. 30, figure 124a&b.
-Gabor Wilhelm: Netsuke. Collection Michel Edde, Editions Dar An-Nahar, 1998, P. 92, No. 97

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