Manju netsuke of a crow on a leafless branch by Gernot Schluifer, contemporary Austrian artist - engraved optical crystal, colored and bonded to gemstone base (see p 14, Figure 22). Photo by Lawrence Reynolds. Calligraphy for Matsuo Basho's famous haiku by Madam Hiroko Ikuta, President, American Society for the Study of Japanese Calligraphy. Basho's haiku reads:
On a leafless branch
A craw alone is resting
Autumn evening now.
Seated wolf,unsigned. Fruitwood. 18th century. Height 2-3/4
Courtesan by Ryushi, page 13.
Seated Baku,signed Gechu, 18th C, ivory. Joseph Kurstin Collection, Page 17.