Ɏ A WALRUS TUSK RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE OF A COILED DRAGON Ɏ A WALRUS TUSK RYUSA MAN…
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Ɏ A WALRUS TUSK RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE OF A COILED DRAGON

Ɏ A WALRUS TUSK RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE OF A COILED DRAGON Unsigned Japan, Tokyo, Asakusa, second half of 19th century Finely carved to one side with a coiled dragon, its expression fierce with neatly detailed features, the tail twisting like a robe and terminating in a fan-like element. The other side with a central stylized chrysanthemum, a himotoshi at its center, surrounded by scrolling stems with heart-shaped katsura leaves, reminiscent of reishi fungi and exhibiting skillfully executed ‘wormrot’, the material with natural inclusions typical of walrus ivory. SIZE 4.2 x 4.5 cm Condition: Good condition, small natural age cracks, some wear to exposed edges. Provenance: British collection. Zacke, Fine Japanese Art, 4 June 2021, Vienna, lot 196. German private collection, 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.

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Ɏ A WALRUS TUSK RYUSA MANJU NETSUKE OF A COILED DRAGON

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