Ɏ A RARE OSAKA SCHOOL MARINE TOOTH NETSUKE OF A DIVING KINGFISHER (KAWASEMI) Ɏ A…
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Ɏ A RARE OSAKA SCHOOL MARINE TOOTH NETSUKE OF A DIVING KINGFISHER (KAWASEMI)

Ɏ A RARE OSAKA SCHOOL MARINE TOOTH NETSUKE OF A DIVING KINGFISHER (KAWASEMI) Unsigned Japan, Osaka, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Boldly carved, the kingfisher (kawasemi) with its wings curled and tucked dynamically to its sides as if mid-dive, its long beak extended outward. The crest of the bird resting on the back of its head, its eyes inlaid in dark horn. Two functional himotoshi to the underside. LENGTH 5.5 cm Condition: Very good condition with minor wear. Literature comparison: Compare two closely related whale tooth netsuke of kingfishers by Kaigyokusai Masatsugu, illustrated in Meinertzhagen, Frederick / Lazarnick, George (1986) MCI, Part A, p. 290, and in Lazarnick, George (1982) Netsuke & Inro Artists, and How to Read Their Signatures, vol. 1, p. 563. Trade Certificate: The trade certificate for the sale of this lot within the EU has been granted (permit number 203/23HH). 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.

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Ɏ A RARE OSAKA SCHOOL MARINE TOOTH NETSUKE OF A DIVING KINGFISHER (KAWASEMI)

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