Auction 13.02.1997

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 13.02.1997

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An ivory okimono of two fishermen , one carying an octopus in a basket...

An ivory okimono of two fishermen , one carying an octopus in a basket hanging from an oar over his shoulder, the other trying to put an octopus into a basket on the ground, a small boy at their side with a cat -- 3¼in. (8.3cm) high, (damages); another, modelled as two female figures, one wearing

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory netsuke of Gama Sennin wearing long robes adorned with mugwort...

An ivory netsuke of Gama Sennin wearing long robes adorned with mugwort leaves and carrying a three legged toad on his shoulder -- 3 1/8in. (8cm) high, 18th Century , (old wear, hairline age cracks). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A pair of Chinese bronze gu shaped vases with foliate lobed bodies and...

A pair of Chinese bronze gu shaped vases with foliate lobed bodies and flaring necks, the bulbous mid sections moulded with writhing guei dragons -- 13½in. (34.3cm) high. (2

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory spherical okimono carved with a continuous scene of a musician...

An ivory spherical okimono carved with a continuous scene of a musician with a drum, a shishimai dancer and two female dancers -- 2½in. (6.4cm) diam, (minor split and hairline cracks). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory kagamibuta netsuke with inset with white metal plaque moulded in...

An ivory kagamibuta netsuke with inset with white metal plaque moulded in relief with a coiled dragon, attached bronze chain and white metal slide -- 1 7/8in. (4.8cm) diam; and an ivory netsuke of a Shishimai dancer wearing long robes, a mask of Shio-Fuki, holding a fan and carrying a basket on his

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A wood netsuke of a mushroom with two chestnuts to the underside -- 1¾in...

A wood netsuke of a mushroom with two chestnuts to the underside -- 1¾in. (4.5cm) wide. See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A spherical ivory okimono of a multitude of rats clambering over one...

A spherical ivory okimono of a multitude of rats clambering over one another and interspersed with a Daruma, a fish, a pumpkin, a basket, a bamboo shoot and a rice bale -- 2¼in. (5.7cm) diam; (minor hairline cracks). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory okimono of a warrior in long robes and high hat, holding a fan...

An ivory okimono of a warrior in long robes and high hat, holding a fan, flanked by a boy and a girl in traditional dress attending to a crane standing before them -- 2 3/8in. (6cm) high, signed . See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A Canton ivory card case carved in relief to one side with figures in...

A Canton ivory card case carved in relief to one side with figures in buildings and on terraces amongst trees in tiered gardens, the reverse carved in high relief with a profusion of flowerheads -- 4¼in. (10.8cm) high, (minor chips). See Illustration

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A Canton ivory rectangular box and cover carved in relief with numerous...

A Canton ivory rectangular box and cover carved in relief with numerous figures at various pursuits in pavilions and on terraces in formal garden landscapes -- 3½in. (8.9cm) wide,; and another similar carved to the cover with figures in a boat and in a pagoda in a water garden landscape, the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A Chinese celadon jade carving of a boy wearing long robes and holding...

A Chinese celadon jade carving of a boy wearing long robes and holding aloft a three-legged toad on a foliage spray -- 2½in. (6.4cm) high, wood stand; another modelled as a fish amongst aquatic weeds -- 2¾in. (7cm) long; another carved as a recumbent boy -- 2in. (5.1cm) long, wood stand; and a

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A stag antler kiseruzutsu carved in relief with a warrior hiding amongst...

A stag antler kiseruzutsu carved in relief with a warrior hiding amongst foliage in a pine tree from another warrior below -- 8 1/8in. (20.7cm) high, (old wear, small chip to rim). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory seal type netsuke of a recumbent karashishi scratching itself with...

An ivory seal type netsuke of a recumbent karashishi scratching itself with a hind leg on a rectangular base with canted corners -- 1½in. (3.8cm) high, 18th Century , (old wear, minor hairline cracks). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A carved wood netsuke of a tray of gifts including a warriors helmet...

A carved wood netsuke of a tray of gifts including a warriors helmet, textiles, various fruit and nuts -- 2 1/8in. (5.4cm) long, signed . See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A hardwood netsuke of a badger seated on it's haunches with head turned...

A hardwood netsuke of a badger seated on it's haunches with head turned slightly to the left, inset eyes -- 1¾in (4.4cm) high, (minor repairs). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A hardwood netsuke of an oni making off with a covered vessel on a pierced...

A hardwood netsuke of an oni making off with a covered vessel on a pierced cloud scroll base -- 1¾in. (4.4cm) high. See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A hardwood netsuke of a seated krashishi resting a forepaw on a recumbent...

A hardwood netsuke of a seated krashishi resting a forepaw on a recumbent cub before it -- 1½in. (3.8cm) wide, (old wear). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade carving of a duck with head turned...

A Chinese pale celadon and russet jade carving of a duck with head turned back holding a lotus stem in it's beak -- 2½in. (6.3cm) wide, wood stand; a mottled celadon jade carving of a recumbent ram with head turned back, russet inclusions -- 2in. (5.1cm) wide, wood stand; and a celadon and russet

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A collection of Chinese celadon jade carvings including a standing figure...

A collection of Chinese celadon jade carvings including a standing figure with a three-legged toad -- 2½in. (6.3cm) high, wood stand; a pale celadon jade model of two puppies -- 1½in. (3.8cm) long, wood stand; a celadon and russet jade carving of a monkey holding a peach -- 3in. (7.6cm) high, wood

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A gold lacquered carved wood netsuke of a karashishi decorated in nashiji...

A gold lacquered carved wood netsuke of a karashishi decorated in nashiji and modelled standing with it's head turned looking right and a ball in it's mouth -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm) wide, (small piece re-stuck). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory netsuke of a lunar hare modelled leaping amongst cloud scrolls...

An ivory netsuke of a lunar hare modelled leaping amongst cloud scrolls beside the moon, horn inset eyes -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm) wide, signed . See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A hardwood netsuke of Kiyohime with her dragon body wrapped around a large...

A hardwood netsuke of Kiyohime with her dragon body wrapped around a large pierced bell at her side -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm) wide, signed , (minor damage). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory netsuke of an oni standing and lifting a basket on a rope before...

An ivory netsuke of an oni standing and lifting a basket on a rope before him -- 2 3/8in. (6cm) high, (small chip). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An oval iron tsuba onlaid in gilt and silver with chrysanthemums in bloom...

An oval iron tsuba onlaid in gilt and silver with chrysanthemums in bloom beside rockwork -- 2 7/8in. (7.3cm) high, Edo Higo school, circa 1800, signed

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An Ottoman white metal dagger with grooved hardwood handle, mounted and set...

An Ottoman white metal dagger with grooved hardwood handle, mounted and set in turquoise, the white metal scabbard worked in relief with flowers in bands and in lozenge shaped panels, the blade with niello decoration of scrolling foliage and calligraphy in shaped panels -- 15¾in. (40cm) long

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A Chinese boxwood carving of Shoulao wearing long robes and holding a staff...

A Chinese boxwood carving of Shoulao wearing long robes and holding a staff and a peach -- 7¾in. (19.7cm) high; and a Chinese rootwood carving of a figure in long robes holding a basket of fruit on a stylised rockwork base -- 11¼in. (28.6cm) high, (both with cracks and minor losses). See

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £0

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A wood netsuke of a seated monkey holding a large peach -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm...

A wood netsuke of a seated monkey holding a large peach -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm) high. See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory and wood okimono of Ebisu on one knee struggling with a large...

An ivory and wood okimono of Ebisu on one knee struggling with a large mokugyo bell on his back, his sack before him and a fan beneath his feet -- 1 7/8in. (4.8cm) high, signed on a red lacquer tablet, (minor cracks); an ivory okimono of four blind men grappling with one another -- 2in. (5cm) high

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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An ivory okimono style netsuke of eight boys with lanterns and banners...

An ivory okimono style netsuke of eight boys with lanterns and banners, holding aloft a model of a shrine, on a shaped oval base -- 2in. (5cm) high, signed , (damaged). See Colour Plate 1

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 13 Feb 1997

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A South East Asian polished bronze model of a multi-armed deity wearing an...

A South East Asian polished bronze model of a multi-armed deity wearing an elaborate crown, seated on a double lotus base before a flaming mandorla -- 8in. (20.3cm) high; a bronze model of a stirrup -- 9in. (22.9cm) long; and a Bidriware rectangular footed stand with shaped, compartmented interior

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 13 Feb 1997