A collection of 11 carved ivory and bone netsuke and other items, in a carved camphorwood chest. Includes a man holding fan (nodder), two-faced woman holding a lantern, a set of twins, a dog, a swan, a boat containing 7 figures, Confucius, two men wrestling, a man painting flowers, and a man fashioning a small carved figure. Several are signed and range in size from 7/8" to 2-3/4". Also included is a carved ivory elephant bridge with 5 elephants, 7 1/2" L. Housed in a carved camphorwood chest with hinged top, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 13". All ivory second quarter of 20th century except for carving of elephants (third quarter of 20th century). Note: THIS LOT CONTAINS ANIMAL OR PLANT MATERIAL THAT MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, AND/ OR LOCAL LAW. BIDDERS SHOULD CHECK ALL APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT WILDLIFE RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO PLACING A BID. THE BUYER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ANY NECESSARY LICENSE OR PERMITS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE 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. CONDITION: Some ivory items have scattered age related cracks and discoloration, overall good condition. Light wear to chest.
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