The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke

Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street

Datum der Auktion: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede

A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The tusk carved in low relief, with a centipede crawling towards the narrow end, its body wrapping around all three facets of the tusk; unsigned. 12.2cm (4¾in). Fußnoten 猪牙彫根付 蜈蚣 無銘 18世紀後期/19世紀前期 Provenance: Anne Hull

Los #: 1*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1787 Carved in high relief with a crawling spider, its legs undercut, with details added in sumi (black ink); signed Nihon San'indo Sekiyo Enokawa Seiyodo Shi Tomiharu kyonen gojuyugosai shite kore o chokoku

Los #: 2*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A small boar-tusk netsuke with a crayfish

A small boar-tusk netsuke with a crayfish Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk of pronounced curvature, the crayfish carved in low relief, the eye inlaid; unsigned. 7.6cm (3in). Fußnoten 猪牙彫根付 伊勢海老 無銘 19世紀前期 Published: Earle, Huthart, p.33, no.13

Los #: 3*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider By Seiyodo Tomiharu, (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The short tusk carved in high relief at 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

Los #: 4*

Schätzpreis: 2.800 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A small boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns

A small boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The small tusk carved in low relief with a small spider crawling around, its eyes inlaid, the ferns carved in delicate kebori; signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni

Los #: 5*

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A small boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

A small boar-tusk netsuke with a spider Iwami Province, 18th century The tusk of shallow curvature, with a resting spider carved in low relief; unsigned. 8.4cm (3¼in). Fußnoten 猪牙彫根付 蜘蛛 無銘 18世紀 Published: Earle, Huthart, p.31, no.11

Los #: 6*

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider

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, the eyes inlaid in dark horn; signed in partially legible characters Iwami-no-kuni Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujuissai shite

Los #: 7*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a snake

A boar-tusk netsuke with a snake Iwami Province, early 19th century The tip of the tusk carved in relief, a snake winding through holes in a rocky outcrop; unsigned. 9.8cm (3 7/8in). Fußnoten 猪牙彫根付 蛇 無銘 19世紀前期 Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection. Sold at Christie's, London, Part I, 27

Los #: 8*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede

A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790 The well polished and patinated tooth carved in relief with a centipede running along its length; signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen gojuhassai shite kore o chokoku toki ni

Los #: 10*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a minogame on driftwood By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1796-7 The large turtle with a long flowing tail walking over a striated section of driftwood; signed Sekiyo Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujugosai shite kore o chokoku

Los #: 11*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a tortoise

An ebony netsuke of a tortoise By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1796-7 Facing ahead, its head protruding, its legs drawn in for compactness, the eyes inlaid in horn and the central section of the carapace forming the himotoshi; signed Seki-shu Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen

Los #: 12*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a tortoise

An ebony netsuke of a tortoise By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793 The tortoise facing ahead, its head emerging from within its shell, its legs drawn in for compactness, the carapace embellished with worn ukibori pimples, the eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn; signed Iwami

Los #: 13*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a minogame and terrapin

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a minogame and terrapin Style of Seiyodo Tomiharu, Iwami Province, late 18th century The large minogame walking across a large rock, its long tail trailing over the craggy surface, a terrapin climbing up from one side; unsigned. 7.3cm (2 7/8in). Fußnoten

Los #: 14*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a minogame on driftwood

An ebony netsuke of a minogame on driftwood By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The small minogame crawling across a piece of smooth driftwood, its long hairy tail flowing behind; signed with ukibori characters Tomiharu. 4.8cm (1 7/8in). Fußnoten 黒檀彫根付 流木に蓑亀

Los #: 15*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a tortoise

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a tortoise Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The tortoise with its head emerging from within its shell and slightly raised, some ukibori highlights beneath the head, its legs drawn in forming a compact composition; signed with partially

Los #: 16*

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a centipede on a rock

An ebony netsuke of a centipede on a rock By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The small centipede crawling around the side of the rock, the wood rather worn; signed Seiyodo Tomiharu chokoku nari (carved by Seiyodo Tomiharu). 4.6cm (1 13/16in). Fußnoten 黒檀彫根付

Los #: 17*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A buffalo-horn netsuke of a chestnut

A buffalo-horn netsuke of a chestnut By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790 The chestnut delicately rendered, previously with an attached snail, one side cut and used as a seal, the seal reading Sui raku seki saku; signed in an irregular reserve Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa

Los #: 18*

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A kurogaki (Black persimmon wood) manju netsuke

A kurogaki (Black persimmon wood) manju netsuke By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), early 19th century Carved in low relief with two geese and reeds by a stream, the reverse similarly carved with a flying goose on a stippled ground; signed inside Kiyo Seiyodo Tomiharu chokoku (carved by Seiyodo

Los #: 19*

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a frog

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a frog By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th century Resting, facing ahead with its head raised and its legs drawn in, forming a compact composition; signed in a circular reserve Tomiharu. 5.7cm (2¼in). Fußnoten 黒柿彫根付 蛙 銘 「富春」 18世紀後期

Los #: 20*

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A wood netsuke of a frog on a taro leaf

A wood netsuke of a frog on a taro leaf Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, early 19th century The frog resting diagonally on the folded leaf, its under-body and the veins of the leaf carved in ukibori, the eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn; inscribed Seiyodo. 7.2cm (2

Los #: 21*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a frog on driftwood

An ebony netsuke of a frog on driftwood Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century The frog crouching on the worn piece of driftwood, its legs splayed, its underside rendered with ukibori pimples, its eye pupils inlaid in horn; unsigned. 4.2cm (1¾in

Los #: 22*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An ebony netsuke of a frog on driftwood

An ebony netsuke of a frog on driftwood Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790 The small frog squatting on a piece of weathered wood, its legs splayed, its eyes inlaid in pale and dark horn; signed with partially legible ukibori characters Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni

Los #: 23*

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a rat on a flowering tree stump

An umimatsu (sea-pine) netsuke of a rat on a flowering tree stump By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1794 A small rat peering out of a hole near the base of the stump, two large flowers blooming to its left, the mainly dark material with some slight pale patches; signed

Los #: 24*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of two rats on Daikoku's sack

A boxwood netsuke of two rats on Daikoku's sack By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 1794-5 An adult and young rat seated, facing each other, on the side of Daikoku's sack which is neatly tied with a cord at the neck; signed with partly illegible ukibori characters Seiyodo Tomiharu

Los #: 25*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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

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 horns, the other end connecting to its nose piece, the wood with some

Los #: 26*

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood mask netsuke

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood mask netsuke By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), late 18th/early 19th century The mask of a smiling bearded man with crisply carved features, the eyes secured from the reverse using gyokugan (crystal eyes), a bar on the reverse forming the himotoshi; signed Sekiyo Hako

Los #: 27*

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boxwood netsuke of Hotei and two karako in a sack

A boxwood netsuke of Hotei and two karako in a sack Attributed to Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, 19th century The netsuke in the form of Hotei's sack, opening up to reveal the god neck-wrestling with a pair of karako (Chinese boys), the topknots of the karako inlaid in ebony; signed

Los #: 28*

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede, ferns and poems

A boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede, ferns and poems By Tominaga, Iwami Province, late 18th/early 19th century Carved in relief with a long centipede, the reverse engraved in delicate kebori with a spray of ferns and ten waka poems in minute calligraphy; signed Kashi no yadori Tominaga kore o

Los #: 29*

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A large boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede and sutra

A large boar-tusk netsuke with a centipede and sutra By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), Iwami Province, early 19th century The tusk of pronounced curvature, carved in relief with a long centipede, the long sutra text in almost illegible script; signed . . . Seiyodo Bunshojo kinkoku (respectively

Los #: 30*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns

A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider and ferns By Seiyodo Bunshojo (1764-1838), early 19th century The tusk carved in relief with a large spider crawling towards the narrow end, its legs undercut and its eyes inlaid, the ferns carved in delicate kebori; signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo

Los #: 31*

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 06.11.2019