The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke

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Datum der Auktion: 15.05.2019

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A bamboo and ebony netsuke of mushrooms with a snail and ants

By Jikan Ganbun, Kyoto and Edo, late 19th century A large worm-eaten mushroom over which a snail in pale horn and pewter slides, overlapping a smaller ebony fungus applied with two gilt-metal ants, signed Ganbun saku (made by Ganbun) with a kao. 4.2cm (1 5/8in

Los #: 135*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tooth netsuke of a chilli

By Shimizu Shojiro, Iwami Province, dated 1789 A small, smooth chilli with a detachable stalk made of stag-antler, signed Nihon San'indo Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu no otoko Shimizu Shojiro seinen junisai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei gan tsuchinoto-tori uru'u

Los #: 42*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a centipede and ferns with a poem

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century Carved in low relief, the centipede clambering along the length of the tusk, the concave side decorated with ferns and a poem by Kawara no Sadaijin from the love-poem section of the Kokinwakashu (Collection of Ancient and Modern

Los #: 46*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a crab

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Carved in high relief with a large crab, facing to the side and with its legs partially undercut, signed Iwami no ju Kanman saku (made by Kanman of Iwami). 10.8cm (4¼in

Los #: 89*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a dragon

By Bokugyuken Toshiharu (died 1859), Hakata, Chikuzen Province, early to mid-19th century Carved in relief with a running dragon, signed Bokugyuken Toshiharu. 10.8cm (4¼in) long

Los #: 129*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a dragon

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Carved in relief with a running dragon, extending along almost the entire length of the tusk, its eyes inlaid, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kakuhodo Kanman to (carved by Kakuhodo Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 11.1cm (4 3/8in

Los #: 87*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a dragon

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk of pronounced curvature, carved in high relief with a dragon, its head turned back over its body and its eyes inlaid in mother-of-pearl and dark horn, the broad end plugged with a silver plate, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kakuhodo Kanman to

Los #: 88*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a frog on a folded leaf

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The frog squatting with splayed legs on a large folded leaf, the veins of which are carved in relief and engraved, signed Iwami Kanman. 9.2cm (3 5/8in

Los #: 91*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a spider

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk simply finely polished and carved in relief with a large spider resting with legs splayed, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao. 9.5cm (3¾in

Los #: 90*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke of a spider on a taro leaf

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, dated 1830 A spider sitting on a folded taro leaf, its legs undercut, the veins of the leaf finely carved, signed Iji Bunsei jusan kanoe-tora shunshin Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Bunshojo chokoku (carved by the Eno River by Seiyodo

Los #: 50*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede

Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The shallow tusk carved in relief with a large centipede running along the length of the tusk, unsigned. 11.8cm (4 5/8in

Los #: 3*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1796 The tusk of shallow curve, carved in relief with a centipede walking along the narrow end, its body undulating and its legs partially undercut, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujugosai shite kore o

Los #: 4*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1789 The shallow curved tusk carved in relief with a large centipede running almost the entire length of the tusk, signed Seki-shu Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kyonen gojunanasai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei gan tsuchinoto-tori jugatsu

Los #: 5*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns

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

Los #: 10*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a crab and poems

By Ryusui, Iwami Province, early 19th century The small tusk carved in the centre of the concave facet in relief with a spider crab, the reverse delicately engraved in kebori with waka poems in three lines, signed Ryusui with a kao. 10.2cm (4in

Los #: 58*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a firefly

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1794 Carved in high relief with a firefly resting diagonally across the tusk, its legs undercut, signed Iji Kansei rokunen kinoe-tora chushun no hi Seiyo Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kore o chokoku mono nari (carved by the Eno River in Iwami

Los #: 9*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a minogame and ferns

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, dated 1826 The small tusk carved in low relief with a minogame, its long tail trailing at the back above ferns which are delicately engraved in kebori, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Bunshojo rokujusansai chokoku (Seiyodo Bunshojo

Los #: 49*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The tusk carved in low relief with a small spider crawling near the tip, its legs undercut, eyes inlaid in dark horn, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujunisai shite kore o chokoku mizunoe-tora Kansei

Los #: 7*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

By Seiyodo Tomiharu, (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The short tusk carved in high relief to one end with a spider, its legs undercut and eyes inlaid, signed Iwami-no-kuni Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kyonen rokujuissai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei go ryushu mizunoto-ushi fuyu

Los #: 8*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk carved to one end with a spider, its legs partially undercut, the ferns delicately engraved above in kebori, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Bunsho chokoku (Seiyodo Bunsho carved this by the Eno River in

Los #: 47*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk of pronounced curvature, carved towards the narrow end with a large spider, its body with etched markings and its legs undercut, delicately engraved with ferns above, signed Nihon San'indo Iwami Enokawa Seiyodo Bunshojo

Los #: 48*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with an applied snail

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1785-6 The short tusk applied with a snail of pale honey-coloured horn emerging from its shell, signed Iji Tenmei gonen ryushu kinoto-mi fuyu rogetsu jugonichi Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kyonen gojusansai Sekiyo Iwami-gawabe ni oite chokoku mono nari

Los #: 11*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 5.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with two crabs

By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), Iwami Province, first half of the 19th century A small and large crab carved in relief, scurrying near the tip of the tusk, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Gansui chokoku (carved by the Eno River in Iwami Province by Gansui) with a kao. 10.1cm (4in

Los #: 61*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with two flying bats

By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century Carved in low relief with two bats flying amid the foliage of a gourd vine, delicately engraved in kebori, signed Gansui. 10.8cm (4¼in) long

Los #: 63*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood and metal netsuke of ants on vegetables

By Jikan Ganbun, Kyoto and Edo, 19th century A large pumpkin with a mushroom, eggplant and cucumber resting at the sides, inlaid with three crawling ants in shakudo and shibuichi, signed on an inlaid ebony tablet Gyonen nanajusai Jikan Ganbun (Jikan Ganbun, aged seventy). 4.9cm (1 7/8in

Los #: 134*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of a beetle on bamboo shoots

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century A beetle crawling over two bamboo shoots, bound together by straw rope, signed with ukibori characters Tomiharu saku (made by Tomiharu). 6cm (2 3/8in

Los #: 38*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of a centipede on a hanaike (flower vase)

Style of Mitani Goho, Aki Province, early 19th century The centipede crawling down the side of the hanging vase, formed from a thick section of bamboo which is pierced with a horizontal slot that doubles as the larger cord hole, the wood slightly worn and of a good colour, unsigned. 5.1cm (2in

Los #: 144*

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of a chimpanzee

By Michael Webb (1934-2011), Yorkshire, England, circa 1980 Seated, facing ahead with a morose expression, its legs bent and its arms crossed over its chest, the wood variously stained for effect and the eyes inlaid, signed MJW. 4.2cm (1 5/8in) high

Los #: 177*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of a cicada on a leaf

By Rimu, probably Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect resting with wings drawn in on a partially-folded leaf, its legs tightly gripping the sides of the leaf and forming a compact composition, signed Rimu. 6.3cm (2½in

Los #: 149*

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of a conch, awabi (abalone) and crab

By Kanmin, first half of the 19th century A large conch with an abalone and crab crawling on either end of its shell, the legs of the crab undercut, bearing a good patina, signed Kanmin. 6.1cm (2½in

Los #: 112*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019