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Chinese Netsuke-Style Erotic Couple - CK.0192
Origin: China
Circa: 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 2.375" (6.0cm) high x 2.5" (6.4cm) wide
Collection: Decorative Art
Medium: Ivory


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Netsuke have been collected in the West since the 19th century, creating high demand for these little sculptures. The pair of figures was most likely created in China for the tourist marketplace. The Chinese origin of this pair is reinforced by the fact that the woman's feet have been bound. Such works are deemed by collectors to be "Hong Kong" netsuke. However, unlike typical imitation netsuke, which are commonly created from molds, this pair has been hand carved out of ivory and painted. There is also a signature present on the left buttock of the female figure. - (CK.0192)

 

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