February 08, 2020 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Carved Cinnabar Inro with Netsuke and Tsuba

Japanese, possibly Edo period, figural dragon cinnabar with four compartments, cord and bead fastener, 4 in.; with finely carved ivory figural tiger netsuke, signed, 1-1/4 in.; together with black tsuba, scalloped edge, gilt accents, 2-1/2 in.  

Note: This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.


Provenance:Estate of Alice Carter Middendorf


scattered nicks and scratches, surface dirt layer, possible repair to center reserve of tsuba

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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