The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke

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Datum der Auktion: 15.05.2019

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A rare kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a rat on an inkstick

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1782 The large rodent seated diagonally on a discarded, partly-used cake of ink, its tail trailing over the side, signed with ukibori characters iji Tenmei mizunoe-tora shimo[tsuki] hatsuka Sekiyo Ishikawa no nishi Seiyodo Tomiharu Seigen'an no

Los #: 32*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a recumbent ox

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century Lying with its legs folded compactly beneath its body, its halter wound tightly around its horn, one end connecting to its nose piece, its eyes inlaid in horn, signed in a rectangular reserve Seiyodo Tomiharu. 6cm (2

Los #: 33*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent ox

Iwami Province, 19th century Lying with its head turned to the right and with a rope halter attached to a ring through its muzzle and trailing over its back, its legs drawn in for compactness, unsigned. 6.1cm (2½in

Los #: 34*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a crab on driftwood

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1789-90 A crab resting on a piece of striated driftwood, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen gojuhassai shite kore o chokoku nari (carved at the age of fifty-eight by the Eno River in Iwami Province by Seiyodo Tomiharu

Los #: 35*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a crab on driftwood

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The crab resting on a striated piece of irregularly-shaped driftwood, over which water flows, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu chokoku (carved by the Eno River in Iwami Province by Seiyodo

Los #: 36*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a crab on driftwood

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1791-2 The crab crawling across a piece of driftwood, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujusai shite chokoku nari (carved at the age of sixty by the Eno River in Iwami Province by Seiyodo Tomiharu). 5.2cm (2in

Los #: 37*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

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 buffalo-hoof netsuke of a cicada

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1794 The cicada resting on a section of driftwood, from which grows the stalk and foliage of a kohone plant, signed Iwami-no-kuni Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kyonen rokujunisai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei kinoe-tora natsu nari (carved

Los #: 39*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A large ebony netsuke of a cicada on a leaf

By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The insect resting on two layered leaves from a long stalk, one partially folded to form the himotoshi, signed in a raised rectangular reserve Sekiyo Hako Seiyodo cho (carved by Seiyodo at Hako in Sekiyo). 9cm (3½in

Los #: 41*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 5.500 £

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 boxwood netsuke of a snail on fungus

By Sasaki Tomiaki (born 1746), late 18th/early 19th century The snail gliding over the stalk and cap of a fungus, fully extended from its shell, its body embellished all over with ukibori pimples, signed in ukibori characters Kaishundo Tomiaki kore o horu (carved by Kaishundo Tomiaki). 6.8cm (2

Los #: 43*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a cicada on wood

By Sasaki Tomiaki (born 1746), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The insect resting with wings folded on a piece of fallen wood, poised as if about to take flight, the veining of its wings carved in low relief, signed Kaishundo Sa Tomiaki kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei go mizunoto-ushi gogatsu mikka nari

Los #: 44*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a spider on driftwood

By Sasaki Tomiaki (born 1746), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The small spider resting in an indentation on a large section of weathered driftwood, which is roughened beneath, signed on the side Kaishundo Tomiaki kore o chokoku (carved by Kaishundo Tomiaki). 6.1cm (2 3/8in

Los #: 45*

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 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 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 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 boxwood netsuke of a spider and web

19th century The sides of a section of boxwood carved in low relief, depicting a spider next to its web and several leafy bamboo stalks, the cut surfaces polished, unsigned. 7.2cm (2¾in) long

Los #: 51*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a snake

Attributed to Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), dated 1808 Its body tightly coiled in several loops with its head resting on top, signed Bunka go[...] tatsu gogatsu kichinichi (a lucky day in the fifth month of the fifth, dragon, year of Bunka [1808]). 4.5cm (1¾in

Los #: 52*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A buffalo-horn netsuke of a snail on a bamboo section

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), early 19th century A snail gliding over the top of a cut length of bamboo with four prominent nodes, signed Seiyodo Bunshojo chokoku (carved by Seiyodo Bunshojo). 5.8cm (2¼in) high

Los #: 53*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a tortoise

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tortoise with its head emerging and facing ahead while its legs and tail are retracted within its shell, the central segment removable to form the himotoshi, faintly signed ... kawa Seiyodo Tomiharu no musume Bunsho chokoku

Los #: 54*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a frog on a lotus leaf

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century The frog resting diagonally on the folded leaf, its veins carved in low relief and ukibori, the eyes of pale and dark horn, signed with ukibori characters Seiyodo Bunshojo horu (carved by Seiyodo Bunshojo). 6.3cm (2½in

Los #: 55*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent dog

By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), early 19th century The plump dog resting with its legs drawn in for compactness, its coat meticulously rendered, its eyes inlaid in horn, signed in ukibori characters Seiyodo Bunshojo. 5.9cm (2 3/8in

Los #: 56*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A small boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns

By Ryusui, Iwami Province, early 19th century Carved in relief with a spider towards the narrow end, the reverse with a clump of ferns engraved in kebori, signed Kashi no yadori Ryusui (Ryusui, in his lodging at Kashi) with a kao. 8.5cm (3 3/8in

Los #: 57*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

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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An ebony netsuke of a crab on driftwood

By Ryusui, early 19th century The crab clambering across a piece of striated and weathered wood, signed Ryusui kizamu (carved by Ryusui). 9.1cm (3 5/8in

Los #: 59*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a crab on a rock

By Shukuto, Iwami Province, early 19th century The small crab with one pincer pulled in towards its body, resting on the top of a high rock which bears distinctive striations, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo no otoko Shukuto chokoku (carved by the Eno River in Iwami Province by

Los #: 60*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

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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An unusual boar-tusk netsuke with a stag in a mountain landscape

By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), Iwami Province, dated 1830 The large tusk carved in relief with a barking stag standing on a crag beneath an ancient pine tree, signed Oju toki ni Bunsei jusan kanoe-tora fuyu jugatsu Matsudaira Suo no kami ko Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa no nishi Seiyodo Gansui

Los #: 62*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019