Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 2 Turtles Lifting a Frog on a Chair
Netsuke- Mitsuhiro Mandarin Duck in Ivory
A Japanese ivory netsuke of Minamoto no Yorimasa slay the monster Nue with his retinue Ino Hayata while Ayame no Mae aside. 19th century. Depicting Minamoto no Yorimasa and Ayame no Mae walking side by side, Ino Hayata following them carrying monster Nue bundled up on his back, Himotoshi using natural openings. Signed on the bottom: "Issen". 1 5/16"h x 1 1/4"w. Provenance: Ex. Collection of Raymond and Frances Bushell.
Description: Japanese ivory netsuke, a feudal retainer wearing two katana, holding a fan and a shrine register book behind his back, marked 'Dosei', 2"h
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Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Frog & a Horse in acrobat show