Japanese netsuke sculptures to sell for charity

A group of 79 rare Japanese netsuke from the collection of British ceramicist Edmund de Waal, which inspired his best- selling memoir, A Hare with Amber Eyes, is to be auctioned at Matthew Barton Ltd., London, on November 21. The proceeds from the auction will go to the charity The Refugee Council.

Collection of Japanese netsuke sculptures

Edmund de Waal said: “We have decided to let part of the collection be offered for sale to aid refugee charities, a cause that remains central to our lives.  Our hope is that these netsuke will find people who will want to pick them up, enjoy their beauty and remember the extraordinary journeys they have undertaken.” 

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