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Fine Japanese elephant ivory netsuke of Ashinaga
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Fine Japanese elephant ivory netsuke of Ashinaga and Tenaga late 18th century The latter seated on his companion's shoulders hand clasping a coiled... [this item is NOT for sale]


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