An ivory netsuke of a doe and young By Okatomo, Kyoto, 19th century
Lot 195*Y
An ivory netsuke of a doe and young By Okatomo, Kyoto, 19th century
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 41,330) inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a doe and young
By Okatomo, Kyoto, 19th century
The former recumbent, her head turned to the left as her male offspring snuggles into her flank, their legs drawn in beneath, forming a compact composition, the slightly-worn ivory is lightly stained and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Okatomo.
4.8cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 親子鹿 銘「岡友」 19世紀

    For a very similar example by Tomotada, see Anne Hull Grundy, Tomotada and Okatomo, in relation to the Kyoto School of Netsuke Carvers, The Antique Collector, June 1963, p.108, fig.8.

    An unsigned version of the subject, attributed to Okatomo is illustrated by George Cohen, In Search of Netsuke, no.42, pl.IV.
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