The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke

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Datum der Auktion: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a cicada on a log

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect resting with its wings drawn in for compactness on a cylindrical log, the umimatsu of dark tone with slightly paler patches, signed Kanman to (carved by Kanman) with a kao. 5.6cm (2¼in

Los #: 94*

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a cicada on a branch

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The cicada resting with wings drawn in on a branch with two shorter stems, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman (Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 6.7cm (2 5/8in

Los #: 95*

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a cicada on a pine branch

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect resting on a curved pine branch, the bark naturalistically rendered, carved from a variegated coloured section of umimatsu, signed Iwami Kanman to (carved by Kanman of Iwami) with a kao. 9cm (3½in

Los #: 96*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a cicada

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect breaking free of its pupa case, carved in high relief on a large leaf with another beneath, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao. 7.1cm (2¾in

Los #: 97*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a cicada on a branch

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect resting with wings drawn in on a bifurcated section of branch with leaves carved in low relief, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman (Kamnan of Iwami Province) with a kao. 6.7cm (2 5/8in

Los #: 98*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a cicada on a taro leaf

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large insect resting on the folded leaf, its legs and wings partially undercut and the chitinous texture of its wings contrasting with the smooth leaf, signed Kanman saku (made by Kanman). 9cm (3½in

Los #: 99*

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A wood netsuke of a cicada on driftwood

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The wood probably ebony, the large insect alighting on the layered section of driftwood, carved in high relief, the wings and legs undercut, the whole meticulously rendered and with indentations representing rotten sections of the wood

Los #: 100*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a tortoise

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Almost completely enveloped within its carapace, its legs drawn in, forming a compact composition, the eyes inlaid in crystal and dark horn, the himotoshi formed by the central section of the carapace, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved

Los #: 101*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a minogame on driftwood

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The terrapin with a long trailing tail walking across the layered section of wood, its head extended and turned to the right looking up, the eyes inlaid in horn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao

Los #: 102*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a centipede on a branch

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large centipede making its way around and through the ancient wood, the wood bearing a distinct grain, the centipede's body and legs highly polished to accent the characteristic patina of the umimatsu, signed Kanman saku (made by Kanman

Los #: 103*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a centipede

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century A bifurcated section of rotting wood carved in relief with a centipede walking over one side, its body and legs finely carved and cleverly utilising the varied tone of the umimatsu, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami

Los #: 104*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a beetle on an oak branch

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The winged beetle resting with legs splayed on a thick branch of oak with an acorn and leaves carved in relief, the mainly dark material with slight pale patches, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kakuhodo Kanman to (carved by Kakuhodo Kanman of Iwami

Los #: 105

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a beetle on two mushrooms

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The winged insect crawling over the broad worm-eaten head of a mushroom overlapping a smaller fungus at one side, the wood somewhat worn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman (Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 6.3cm (2½in

Los #: 106*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a spider on a nasubi (aubergine)

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large spider crawling along the curved aubergine, the almost-black umimatsu with slightly paler patches, signed Iwami-no-kuni Denshinsai Kanman to (carved by Denshinsai Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 8.5cm (3 3/8in

Los #: 107*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A buffalo-horn netsuke of a snail on a taro leaf

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The curved section of horn carved in high relief with a snail, its body emerging from its shell as it slides over the leaf, its veins depicted in low relief signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao. 7.8cm

Los #: 108*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large crab carved in high relief, resting at one end of a long, weathered section of driftwood, which bears a highly distinctive grain, signed in a sunken rectangular reserve Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province

Los #: 109*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large crab carved in high relief on an irregular section of broadly-striated driftwood, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao. 7.1cm (2¾in) long

Los #: 111*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

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

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An ebony netsuke of a tree frog on a mushroom

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The frog squatting with its hind legs bent, as if about to leap, on the underside of a large mushroom, its thick stalk trailing to the side, the frog's eyes inlaid in crystal and dark horn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in

Los #: 113*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a frog on a mushroom

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The frog, with distinctive markings in relief on its back, squatting on the underside of the upturned fungus, its eyes inlaid in horn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami Province) with a kao. 4.5cm (1¾in

Los #: 114*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A large kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a frog on a lotus leaf

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large frog carved in high relief as it squats, with splayed feet, astride the folded leaf, the smaller veins of which are carved in ukibori, signed on the stem with partially-erased ukibori characters Iwami no ju Kanman ... (Kanman

Los #: 115*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a rat on a pile of mushrooms

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The large rat seated with its head raised and bearing an alert expression, on a large overturned mushroom with two smaller growths at its back, the eyes inlaid in horn, signed Kanman to (carved by Kanman) with a seal. 7.8cm (3 1/8in

Los #: 116*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A buffalo-horn netsuke of a rat on a bamboo shoot

By Kanman (1793-1859), first half of the 19th century Carved in relief from the tip of the horn, depicting a small rat crawling atop a bamboo shoot, signed Iwami-no-kuni no ju Kanman to (carved by Kanman, a resident of Iwami Province) with a kao. 8.1cm (3 1/8in

Los #: 117*

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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

Attributed to Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Lying with its head raised and turned to the right, its body devoid of hairwork and its legs drawn in for compactness, unsigned. 8.2cm (3¼in

Los #: 118*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A small ebony netsuke of a recumbent ox

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Lying with its head lowered and turned to the left, its legs drawn in for compactness and its eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman (Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 5.1cm (2in

Los #: 119*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent ox

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Lying with its legs folded beneath its body, a halter tied through its nose and forming an S-shape over its back, its eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn, signed in an irregular reserve Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman in Iwami

Los #: 120*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A rare ebony netsuke of a puppy and frog

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The puppy recumbent, its head turned to the left and its forepaws resting on the upturned belly of a large frog, the eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn, signed in a rectangular reserve Kanman saku (made by Kanman). 6.1cm (2 3/8in

Los #: 121*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a shishi

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Crouching, its head turned to the left and lowered to the ground, its stylised hairwork meticulously rendered and its eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn, signed Seki-shu no ju Kanman to (carved by Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 4.2cm (1

Los #: 122*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A rare buffalo-horn netsuke of Fukurokuju

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century Carved from the tip of the horn, the god seated, his knees raised holding a large fan with one hand, the horn ideally suited to represent Fukurokuju's elongated bald head and of variegated colour, signed Kanman with a kao. 6.4cm (2½in

Los #: 123*

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 15.05.2019

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A rare kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a shishimai dancer

By Kanman (1793-1859), Iwami Province, early 19th century The small figure standing, leaning to one side, wearing a large lion mask and holding a rattle, the large eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn, signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman (Kanman of Iwami Province) with a kao. 4.8cm (1 7/8in) high

Los #: 124*

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 15.05.2019