A buffalo-horn netsuke of a dried salmon By Kano Tessai (1845-1925), late 19th/early 20th century
Lot 242*
A buffalo-horn netsuke of a dried salmon By Kano Tessai (1845-1925), late 19th/early 20th century
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A buffalo-horn netsuke of a dried salmon
By Kano Tessai (1845-1925), late 19th/early 20th century
The long desiccated fish lying, open-mouthed, its skin adhering to its prominent bones and partly open on the underside to indicate partial gutting, signed Tessai to.
12.1cm (4¾in).

Footnotes

  • 水牛角彫差根付 鮭干物 銘「鐡哉刀」 19世紀後期/20世紀前期

    Provenance: Jean Verwilghen collection.

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.128, no.188.

    For a similar example, made from baleen, see Eccentrics in Netsuke, Sydney L. Moss, Ltd., London, 1982, p.175, no.120.
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