A small ivory netsuke of a shishi By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century
Lot 20*Y
A small ivory netsuke of a shishi By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 22,039) inc. premium

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A small ivory netsuke of a shishi By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century A small ivory netsuke of a shishi By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century A small ivory netsuke of a shishi By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century
A small ivory netsuke of a shishi
By Risuke Garaku, Osaka, late 18th century
Recumbent, its head turned to the left as it scratches its ear, its open mouth bearing a loose ball and its legs drawn in to form a compact composition, the rather worn ivory bears a fine patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, faintly signed in an irregular reserve Garaku.
4.7cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「我楽」 18世紀後期

    Provenance: Joseph and Edith Kurstin collection.

    Published: Barbra Teri Okada and Mary Gardner Neill, Real and Imaginary Beings, Yale, New Haven, 1980, p.34, no.5.
    Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.13, no.7.

    Exhibited: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980.
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