A Gold Coin and Fine Netsuke Collection, Antique Jewelry and Silverware

A Fine Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke of a Yokai by MASAYUKI, Early 19th Century

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Start price: $300

Estimated price: $1,000 - $2,000

Auction house commission: 20%

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Signed (on the underside).

Height: 5.5 cm

Condition: Very good worn condition with expected age cracks and beautiful patina.

Yokai ( ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. In the Edo period, many artists, such as Toriyama Sekien, invented new yokai by taking inspiration from folk tales or purely from their own imagination.

this netsuke carved highly sophisticated with a turtle-like carapace on their backs.  long sward on her shoulder and basket in the hand. 

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