Auction of Estate Antiques

The Goodwin Building

611 U.S. Route One

York, Maine

SOLD Saturday Morning, August 23, 2008 

Collection of Netsuke at Approximately 11:00 a.m.

 Followed Directly by Old Books and Estate Antiques

Full Auction Preview Friday, August 22, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
From 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. on the Day of Sale
Or By Appointment.
Offering a diverse selection of Netsuke and related items from the world traveling Darlington family of Hyannisport, MA.
Preview by appointment strongly suggested.
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Download a comprehensive listing of all Netsuke lots

Lot 608 Bronze sui teki (water dropper)

SOLD $50.00

Lot 609 Mingei pipe case and tobacco box SOLD $420.00

Lot 610 Signed boxwood monkey Okimono SOLD $1064.00

Lot 611 Japanese bronze pocket sundial, giving time, month and phase of moon (case) SOLD $224.00

Lot 612 Boxwood tobacco box with ivory ojime with noh masks and 18th c. netsuke of Dutchman SOLD $728.00

Lot 613 Tobacco box with signed ojime, inlaid stained ivory and bronze, featuring bronze tiger with silver eyes, the piece having early 19th c. netsuke of dog mask SOLD $448.00

Lot 614 Tobacco box with gold, lacquer, pewter and gilt bronze onlay and Mother of Pearl accents, having a late 18th to early 19th c. frog netsuke with signed brown and gold lacquer ojime. SOLD $1094.00

Lot 615 Pipe case, pipe and tobacco box in form of Daruma, having bone ojime.

SOLD $392.00

Lot 616 Signed one case inro with inlaid ebony eyes, monkeys en suite.

SOLD $1008.00

Lot 617 Traveling shrine with Amida Buddha SOLD $73.00

Lot 618 Unsigned monkey-form tobacco box SOLD $420.00

Lot 619 Lacquer inro with two-piece Ojime, netsuke of snake attacking bird and shi-shi on a wood bell.

SOLD $1288.00

Lot 620 Late 19th c. gold lacquered two case inro with Mother of Pearl inlays with phoenix and ivory Ojime

SOLD $1792.00

Lot 621 Signed boxwood guardian figure SOLD $84.00

Lot 622 Daikoku and Ebisu figures, composition unknown

SOLD $11.00

Lot 623 Collection of three bronze and four wood Noh masks, one signed

SOLD $644.00

Lot 624 Six bone or ivory netsuke and three ivory Ojime SOLD $336.00

Lot 625 Signed Okimono of turtles with inlaid Himitoshi and inlaid eyes

SOLD $1054.00

Lot 626 Four ivory netsuke, including one of monkey and peach and one of boy with movable tongue. Some signed (1, 2) SOLD $672.00

Lot 627 Six guardian figures, Buddha, partial skeleton and nut bead

SOLD $28.00

Lot 628 Okimono in the form of a monkey with an octopus on his back, a Daikoku figure, a Daruma-form seal netsuke and two wood figures of Daruma SOLD $644.00

Lot 629 Three ivory netsuke, including one with noh actors with noh masks on their backs and one signed netsuke formed from seven noh masks.

SOLD $1008.00

Lot 630 Four wood netsuke, including two with ivory inlays and three lacquered, a Noh actor and one in the form of a group of noh masks

SOLD $616.00

Lot 631 Two skeletons with wood bells and a bronze guardian.

SOLD $448.00

Lot 632 Two ivory Shishi netsuke (one probably 18th c.), bone toad and three ojime SOLD $504.00

Lot 633 Three figural ivory netsuke, one signed SOLD $504.00

Lot 634 Three Manju netsuke, one with silver gilt center, one in the form of a squirrel on a vine and a recumbent Shishi SOLD $476.00

Lot 635 Oversized ivory Ojime of two tigers and an signed ivory tiger netsuke with painted details SOLD $448.00

Lot 636 Late 18th c. mushroom-form ivory netsuke with fine patina

SOLD $224.00

Lot 637 Early 19th c. monkey on abalone shell netsuke

SOLD $364.00

Lot 638 Fine signed wood netsuke of cockerel, signed

SOLD $672.00

Lot 639 Signed 18th c. ox netsuke, signed SOLD $840.00

Lot 640 Well-carved 19th c. ram netsuke, signed SOLD $448.00

Lot 641 Two figural ivory Okimono, one signed

SOLD $336.00

Lot 642 Two ivory netsuke of demons, one possibly 18th c SOLD $560.00

Lot 643 Ivory netsuke of a scholar with group of children and a signed ivory Phoenix boat with four scholars

SOLD $280.00

TERMS OF SALE: Cash or approved check. Mastercard and Visa accepted. 12% Buyer’s Premium. 5% ME Sales Tax applies to all purchases without copy of a current resale exemption certificate. Written or oral descriptions subject to error or omission. Absentee bids accepted until 9:30 a.m. on auction day.

Sale catered by Through the Grapevine Caterers, Eliot, ME.

DIRECTIONS:  From I-95, take Exit 7 (The Yorks) and follow to U.S. Rte. One. Take left on U.S. Rte. One and follow 2/10 mi. to the Goodwin Building on the right at the corner of Raydon Rd. SEE MAP


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