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A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
ca. US$5,165 - US$6,457
Price realised:  £4,812
ca. US$6,214
Lot number 10*, Views: 89

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The tusk of shallow curvature, carved towards the narrow end with a resting cicada, and engraved in delicate kebori with trailing ferns, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujunisai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei mizunoto-ushi toshi nari (carved at the age of sixty-two by the Eno River by Seiyodo Tomiharu in the fifth, mizunoto-ushi, year of Kansei [1793]), with seals Kotobuki and Shi(?). 10.2cm (4in).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke
Date of the auction: 15 May 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]