Lot 2245. Netsuke: Oni

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Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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Lot 2245Netsuke: Oni
Japan. Edo Period. Center 18. A century of Muscular Oni crouching with resolute facial expression, and several times against
Devil hunter well-armed: He's wearing Shôkis Riedgrashut, its wide, wavy brim
circumferentially, with three delicate ornament ribbons, over the left eye, but notched
and broken is. Maybe he has found him disposed of? The hat conceals a Surprise:
Under the removable medium smooth part is hidden as an Eyelet, the second Himotoshi.
He keeps the defense also Daikoku's Hammer with both hands in front of his belly. A long
Fur cloak to make him invisible, and covered his back, finely engraved and tinted.
His protection is completed with impressive muscles and claws: Stubby legs,
the rights under beaten, both tires with double Jewellery - like wrist -
the mighty Claw-foot reinforced. Teeth and fangs are flash the teeth, and in
fine Details are carved. This Oni will certainly not catch! Boxwood,
detailed carved, engraved and colored dark. On the hat signed: Forget. H. 4,2 cm. Condition A.
Provenance:
Collection B. Drake, was sold in London in 1928.
-Collection Of F. Meinertzhagen.
Collection Hindson No. 966. Auction VI, 11.3.1969.
-Cf. Davey 'Hindson Coll.' No. 297, p. 105 with a Dat. late 18th century. the early 19th century. Century
Collection Topper.

Literature:
-Illustrated in the MCI, page 78, of the piece in the middle of the 18. Century. dated.
-Mapped Hindson Coll. Nr 297.
-Mapped Hurtig, Masterpieces P. 174, No. 717.
-Albert Brockhaus, Netsuke, p. 124 four of the Netsuke he describes literally as: 'pictures Netsuke of Yoshimura Shuzan, from the Soken Kisho, 1781'. No 144 is very similar.

Shoki with this Chinese straw hat:
Collection Hindson, No. 1177.
-Eskenazi, Collection Carré, No. 50.
Collection Kolodotschko, Lempertz auction v. 9.6.2017, no. 515, no. 657

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