An ivory netsuke of a shishi By Yoshinaga, Kyoto, late 18th century
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi By Yoshinaga, Kyoto, late 18th century
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi
By Yoshinaga, Kyoto, late 18th century
Recumbent, its head turned to the right as it glowers, a movable ball is visible within its open mouth, its forelegs outstretched and its curly tail passing forward over the back, the ivory is slightly worn and of a good colour, the eye pupils inlaid, signed in an oval reserve Yoshinaga.
4.7cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「吉長」 18世紀後期

    Provenance: W. W. Winkworth collection.
    M. T. Hindson collection.

    Published: Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, p.58, no.143.
    The Meinertzhagen Card Index, p.991.
    Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.14, no.13.
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