An ivory netsuke of a hare and two leverets Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot 139*Y
An ivory netsuke of a hare and two leverets Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
Sold for £145,250 (US$ 243,887) inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a hare and two leverets
Attributed to Tomotada, Kyoto, late 18th century
The former seated, turning slightly to the right and resting one forepaw protectively on one of her offspring while the other reclines at her side, its head raised to lick her jaw, three fallen leaves resting beneath, the slightly-worn ivory bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Tomotada.
5.1cm (2in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 親子兎 銘「友忠」 18世紀後期

    Provenance: Irving Gould collection.

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.78, no.106
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840