This Edo period netsuke has a top estimate of £1200 in the first Oriental Art and Antiques sale taking place at Bishop & Miller on May 24.

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This dedicated sale at the Stowmarket saleroom will offer more than 420 lots including this Edo period ivory netsuke “of large proportions“ of Gama-Senmin shown above, which has a top estimate of £1200.

Oliver Miller, managing director, says: “We have firmly established our Fine Art, Jewellery and Wristwatch auctions and we’re keen to keep developing different areas of our business to incorporate the vast array of collectors out there.

“The list of specialist auctions is set to increase over the coming year as we grow our team and expertise.”

This year B&M held its first Music, Toy and Memorabilia Sale in March with a second auction taking place on November 10, and its first Decorative Art and Design Sale is on September 22.