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Auction archive: Lot number 201

MASATOSHI: A SUPERB STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF AN IMAGINARY FISH (SOZU-O)

Estimate
€4,000
ca. US$4,683
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 201

MASATOSHI: A SUPERB STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF AN IMAGINARY FISH (SOZU-O)

Estimate
€4,000
ca. US$4,683
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Katalognummer: NE0920-201 MASATOSHI: A SUPERB STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF AN IMAGINARY FISH (SOZU-O) By Tokisada Nakamura (Masatoshi) (1915-2001), signed Masatoshi 雅俊 Japan, Tokyo, October 1969 Published: Bushell, Raymond (1992) The Art of Netsuke Carving by Masatoshi as told to Raymond Bushell, no. 168, p. 182 and illustrated in color. Masatoshi writes in the above publication on this netsuke: “I envisioned this imaginary, finless fish in the tip of an antler with heavy nodules. For amusement’s sake, I gave it a large, flat tongue and enough teeth for a sperm whale.” The stag antler is of a truly beautiful color (described as incense smoke) and the eyes are inlaid in umimatsu (sea pine or black coral). It appears as if the fish was leaping out of the water, presumably to catch a low-flying bird. One pierced himotoshi and the other ‘natural’ through the mouth. Signed MASATOSHI. LENGTH 7.5 cm Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: Ex collection Ted Adameck, collection no. 344 (valued at 12.000 USD). Copy of old inventory available.   Schätzpreis 估價: € 4.000 Startpreis 起拍價: € 2.000 -

Auction archive: Lot number 201
Auction:
Datum:
25 Sep 2020
Auction house:
Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
[email protected]
+43 1 5320452
+43 1 532045220
Beschreibung:

Katalognummer: NE0920-201 MASATOSHI: A SUPERB STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF AN IMAGINARY FISH (SOZU-O) By Tokisada Nakamura (Masatoshi) (1915-2001), signed Masatoshi 雅俊 Japan, Tokyo, October 1969 Published: Bushell, Raymond (1992) The Art of Netsuke Carving by Masatoshi as told to Raymond Bushell, no. 168, p. 182 and illustrated in color. Masatoshi writes in the above publication on this netsuke: “I envisioned this imaginary, finless fish in the tip of an antler with heavy nodules. For amusement’s sake, I gave it a large, flat tongue and enough teeth for a sperm whale.” The stag antler is of a truly beautiful color (described as incense smoke) and the eyes are inlaid in umimatsu (sea pine or black coral). It appears as if the fish was leaping out of the water, presumably to catch a low-flying bird. One pierced himotoshi and the other ‘natural’ through the mouth. Signed MASATOSHI. LENGTH 7.5 cm Condition: Excellent condition. Provenance: Ex collection Ted Adameck, collection no. 344 (valued at 12.000 USD). Copy of old inventory available.   Schätzpreis 估價: € 4.000 Startpreis 起拍價: € 2.000 -

Auction archive: Lot number 201
Auction:
Datum:
25 Sep 2020
Auction house:
Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
Austria
[email protected]
+43 1 5320452
+43 1 532045220
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