An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot 14*Y
An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th century
Sold for £265,250 (US$ 448,985) inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, late 18th century
Seated, scratching behind its right ear with its hind paw and with open mouth containing a loose ball, the tail and mane carved with heavy curls and the smooth body with a knobbly surface, the slightly-worn ivory bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, unsigned.
6cm (2 3/8in)

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 獅子(口遊玉含) 無銘 18世紀後期

    Provenance: Mrs Isobel Sharpe collection.
    G. R. Norton collection.
    M. T. Hindson collection.
    Martin Newstead collection.
    Jacques Carré collection.

    Published: Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, p.328, no.1004.
    Japanese Netsuke from the Carré collection, Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1993, no.144.
    Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.8, no.1.
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