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Lot n° 399


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Ɏ AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DANCING KARAKO Unsigned Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) An amusing netsuke of a young Chinese boy, dressed in voluminous garments, as he dances with both hands clenched tight into fists, one raised above his head, and the other swinging to the side, as he moves forward, merrily moving his body about, heartily smiling with full cheeks. Generously excavated himotoshi to the back. Beautiful, deep patina. HEIGHT 6.5 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and expected age cracks. Provenance: From the 40-year collection of a gentleman in London, UK. Galerie Zacke, Fine Japanese and Netsuke Art, 22 June 2019, Vienna, lot 165. A private collection in Germany, acquired from the above. This item contains ivory, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, and/or some types of tropical wood and is subject to CITES when exporting outside the EU. It is typically not possible to export such items outside of the EU, including to the UK. Therefore, after this item has the necessary trade certificate, it can only be shipped within the EU or picked up in our gallery in person.