An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, early 19th century
Lot 2*Y
An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, early 19th century
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 6,846) inc. premium

Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, early 19th century
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, early 19th century
Balancing on a large smooth ball and looking to the left, its tail trailing to one side, the well-toned ivory is slightly worn and the eye pupils are inlaid, unsigned.
4.1cm (1 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 珠に獅子 無銘 19世紀前期 

    Provenance: Dr. James Rose collection.

    Published: Japanese Netsuke, Serious Art, Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., 1989, no.13.
    Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.15, no.16.

    The work shows affinities with that of Okatori and Okakoto working at the beginning of the 19th century in Kyoto.
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