An ivory netsuke of a shishi and cub Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi and cub Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi and cub
Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
The adult seated, her head turned to the left and her open mouth containing a loose ball as she protectively rests one forepaw on the cub at her feet, the slightly-worn ivory is of a good colour and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Tomotada.
5.2cm (2in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 親子獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「友忠」 18世紀後期

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.11, no.3.

    Another example of a shishi and cub by Tomotada, from the Raymond and Frances Bushell collection, was sold at Christie's New York, 23rd April 1991, lot 225. Another is illustrated by George Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists and How To Read Their Signatures, 1982, p.1163.
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