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Auction 1136, Asian Art, 07.06.2019, 14:00, Cologne Lot 458

An ivory group of seven ginkgo nuts, by Kiyokatsu. 19th century

 An ivory group of seven ginkgo nuts, by Kiyokatsu. 19th century, Auction 1136 Asian Art, Lot 458

An ivory group of seven ginkgo nuts, by Kiyokatsu. 19th century

The nuts are arranged into a large and compact composition, showing one single three-sided nut, in Japan considered to bring good luck, parallel to the auspicious meaning of the four-leaved clover in the West.

Height 2.3 cm; width 4.6 cm

Provenance

Private collection, Paris

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