|The body of cypress wood, applied with a spindly crab in persimmon and boxwood, with buffalo horn eyes, a small crab hiding in a rock below, and with bamboo grass in mother-of-pearl.|
Signed on separate wood tablets: issei saku and mori shunshū.
|Lot ID: 170|
|Low Estimate: GBP 4,000|
|High Estimate: GBP 5,000|
|Next Bid: GBP 2,000|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
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|Location of Origin: Japan|
|Medium/Materials: Woods and some shell|
|Dimensions: Height: 3.4 cm|
|Primary Classification: Asian Art : Japanese Antiques|
|A somewhat less dramatic tonkotsu with crab motif was offered by Bonhams London, 13th May 2008, lot 341. It was allegedly signed Tsujo Issei with a seal which was read by them as Seijo. An alternative reading of Issei is Issho.|
|Item Condition:||Good condition.|
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