Fine Netsuke, Sagemono Auktion Freitag 27. März 2020 um 13 Uhr CET

Galerie Zacke
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Austria
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Date of the auction: 27.03.2020

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AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING BUGAKU DANCER

Katalognummer: NE0320-001 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING BUGAKU DANCER Unsigned Japan, late 17th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 71. Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 – 9 January 2000. The dancer wearing a hat

Lot #: 001

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI

Katalognummer: NE0320-002 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI Unsigned Japan, 17th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A very Chinese rendering of the lucky god Hotei (in Chinese Budai), dressed only in a loincloth, his features well-worn. The backside shows a stunning glossy honey patina and the himotoshi

Lot #: 002

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A RARE AND EARLY MARINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A BIZEN MODEL OF HOTEI

Katalognummer: NE0320-003 A RARE AND EARLY MARINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A BIZEN MODEL OF HOTEI Unsigned Japan, 17th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Faithfully modelled after a Bizen-ceramic figure of Hotei. The pot-bellied lucky god holds an uchiwa fan in one hand and the cord of his sack in the other

Lot #: 003

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI WITH KARAKO

Katalognummer: NE0320-004 AN EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI WITH KARAKO Unsigned Japan, early 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The lucky god Hotei is lying against his bag of treasure, his characteristically large belly protruding from his robe. A Chinese boy climbs up over his back and rubs his

Lot #: 004

Estimate: €1,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI

Katalognummer: NE0320-005 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF HOTEI Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An amusing, early ivory netsuke of triangular shape when viewed from the top, characteristically flattened in the reverse. Depicted is a jolly bare-chested Hotei, standing with his treasure bag

Lot #: 005

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF SEIOBO

Katalognummer: NE0320-006 A TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF SEIOBO Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 23. Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 –9 January 2000. The tall wood netsuke depicting Seiobo, the queen

Lot #: 006

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN EARLY WOOD NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH GOURD

Katalognummer: NE0320-007 AN EARLY WOOD NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH GOURD Unsigned Japan, late 17th to early 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A well-worn, old wood netsuke depicting a Chinese sage holding a massive hyotan (double gourd) before him. The immortal has a long beard and worn

Lot #: 007

Estimate: €700

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A WOOD NETSUKE OF IKKAKU SENNIN

Katalognummer: NE0320-008 A WOOD NETSUKE OF IKKAKU SENNIN Unsigned Japan, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A dark stained wood netsuke of the one-horned Ikkaku Sennin standing on one foot and holding a long, gnarly cane. He wears an artemisia leaf cloak, his sleeves are flowing in the wind

Lot #: 008

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A WOOD NETSUKE OF GAMA SENNIN

Katalognummer: NE0320-009 A WOOD NETSUKE OF GAMA SENNIN Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 24. Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 – 9 January 2000. A dynamic and large wood netsuke of Gama Sennin, one

Lot #: 009

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A LARGE STAINED IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE IMMORTAL

Katalognummer: NE0320-010 A LARGE STAINED IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE IMMORTAL Unsigned Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The ivory heavily stained in a deep-red color, depicting a standing Chinese immortal pointing at the scroll he is holding before him. His robe is finely carved and

Lot #: 010

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A RARE WOOD NETSUKE OF A CHINESE MAN

Katalognummer: NE0320-011 A RARE WOOD NETSUKE OF A CHINESE MAN Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A dynamically crafted early wood netsuke of a Chinese man with typical hairstyle and wearing a Chinese coat incised with scrolling vines. His right hand is clenched into a fist and his

Lot #: 011

Estimate: €2,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO SAGES INSIDE A MIKAN

Katalognummer: NE0320-012 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO SAGES INSIDE A MIKAN Unsigned Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A naturalistic representation of a mikan (satsuma) pierced on both sides to reveal two minutely carved sages playing go. Natural himotoshi through the stem. HEIGHT 3.4 cm

Lot #: 012

Estimate: €600

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A RARE TALL IVORY NETSUKE OF THE PRAWN SENNIN KENSU

Katalognummer: NE0320-013 A RARE TALL IVORY NETSUKE OF THE PRAWN SENNIN KENSU Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 63. Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 – 9 January 2000. Kensu (in Chinese Xianzi

Lot #: 013

Estimate: €5,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN EXCELLENT TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF A SOUTH SEA ISLANDER

Katalognummer: NE0320-014 AN EXCELLENT TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF A SOUTH SEA ISLANDER Unsigned Japan, first half of 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The gleefully laughing foreigner is depicted with very long arms and legs, reminiscent of Ashinaga and Tenaga, who were inhabitants of the southern

Lot #: 014

Estimate: €25,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A STANDING AMA WITH AWABI

Katalognummer: NE0320-015 A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A STANDING AMA WITH AWABI Unsigned Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Finely carved as a an Ama (diving girl) holding a large awabi in one hand and a sickle in the other as she looks to her right, her face with sensitively

Lot #: 015

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A VERY RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A FISHERMAN

Katalognummer: NE0320-016 A VERY RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A FISHERMAN Unsigned Japan, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A rarely seen counterpart to the diving girl (Ama), as seen in no. 15. The diver is standing bare-chested and wearing a straw skirt, one foot is raised granting movement to

Lot #: 016

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN UNUSUAL WOOD NETSUKE OF A HATCHING TENGU

Katalognummer: NE0320-017 AN UNUSUAL WOOD NETSUKE OF A HATCHING TENGU Signed Hori Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A large and unusual representation of the hatching tengu motif, also referred to as ‘tengu no tomago’. The tengu has an unusually large head and is smiling, the pupils and

Lot #: 017

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH SHISHI

Katalognummer: NE0320-018 A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH SHISHI Unsigned Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A rare representation of a Chinese sage, with long hair and wearing a Taoist cap, taming a Shishi with a rope. The wild Buddhist lion is flailing at

Lot #: 018

Estimate: €2,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A SHISHI WITH BALL

Katalognummer: NE0320-019 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A SHISHI WITH BALL Unsigned Japan, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The Shishi grimly looking upwards, scratching itself by the ear and protectively placing one paw on an openworked cage with another loose ball inside. Fine patina, himotoshi

Lot #: 019

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF THE FOX PRIEST HAKUSOZU

Katalognummer: NE0320-020 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF THE FOX PRIEST HAKUSOZU Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Ed period (1615-1868) An ivory netsuke of a kitsune (fox) disguised as a fully clothed and hooded priest holding a long bamboo cane with its human hands in front of its body. Its long foxlike head is

Lot #: 020

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A LARGE AND AMUSING IVORY NETSUKE OF A TANUKI WITH HUGE SCROTUM

Katalognummer: NE0320-021 A LARGE AND AMUSING IVORY NETSUKE OF A TANUKI WITH HUGE SCROTUM Unsigned Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A large ivory netsuke of a tanuki struggling to hold up his gigantic scrotum, which is pressed onto his face. The tanuki is a magical

Lot #: 021

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A RARE STAINED STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF A GAKI ON LOTUS LEAF

Katalognummer: NE0320-022 A RARE STAINED STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF A GAKI ON LOTUS LEAF Unsigned Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Depicting a gaki (hunger ghost) sprawled out over a crumpled lotus leaf, the veiny structure of the leaf carved very well. The emaciated gaki

Lot #: 022

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF RAIJIN

Katalognummer: NE0320-023 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF RAIJIN Unsigned Japan, first half of 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The thunder god leaning on his drum and on Futen’s bag of winds. Finely carved details and good patina. Raijin’s horns and the studs on the drum are inlaid in dark horn. One of his

Lot #: 023

Estimate: €1,200

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A CONVERTED ONI

Katalognummer: NE0320-024 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A CONVERTED ONI Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 50. Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 – 9 January 2000. The oni, converted to Buddhism, depicted here

Lot #: 024

Estimate: €2,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A VERY RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF THE GIANT KOCHI WITH WASOBIOYE

Katalognummer: NE0320-025 A VERY RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF THE GIANT KOCHI WITH WASOBIOYE Unsigned Japan, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An unusual and large, stained ivory netsuke depicting a long-legged giant, presumably Kochi, carrying Shikaiya Wasobioye on his shoulders, one arm holding

Lot #: 025

Estimate: €1,200

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A TALL WALRUS IVORY NETSUKE OF A SARUMAWASHI

Katalognummer: NE0320-026 A TALL WALRUS IVORY NETSUKE OF A SARUMAWASHI Unsigned Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An unusual walrus tusk ivory netsuke depicting a tall standing sarumawashi (monkey trainer) leaning on his long taming stick with a finial in the form of a

Lot #: 026

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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A LARGE AND POWERFUL IVORY NETSUKE OF GAMA SENNIN

Katalognummer: NE0320-027 A LARGE AND POWERFUL IVORY NETSUKE OF GAMA SENNIN Unsigned Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Published: International Netsuke Society Journal, Vol. 20, no. 1, Spring 2000 on the cover and on p. 14, fig.6. Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 25

Lot #: 027

Estimate: €4,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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YOSHINAGA: A SUPERB IVORY NETSUKE OF A FROG IN LOTUS LEAF

Katalognummer: NE0320-028 YOSHINAGA: A SUPERB IVORY NETSUKE OF A FROG IN LOTUS LEAF By Yoshinaga, signed Yoshinaga Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A large tactile ivory netsuke depicting a veiny crumpled lotus leaf with a frog seated inside the opening. Part of the frog’s

Lot #: 028

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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AN IVORY NETSUKE OF SHOKI

Katalognummer: NE0320-029 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF SHOKI Unsigned Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The ivory netsuke of a triangular shape, the backside slightly flattened, typical for some early pieces. Depicted is the demon queller Shoki, with a long flaming beard blowing in the

Lot #: 029

Estimate: €1,500

Date: 27 Mar 2020

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YOSHIMASA: A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A DRUNKARD

Katalognummer: NE0320-030 YOSHIMASA: A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A DRUNKARD By Yoshimasa, signed Yoshimasa Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Finely carved as a peasant seated and looking upwards, laughing, holding a sake-bottle in one hand and a sakazuki (sake cup), with a carved

Lot #: 030

Estimate: €3,000

Date: 27 Mar 2020