An ivory netsuke of a shishi Attributed to Garaku, Osaka, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 7*Y
An ivory netsuke of a shishi Attributed to Garaku, Osaka, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,897) inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Attributed to Garaku, Osaka, late 18th/early 19th century
Seated, looking back with a loose ball in its open mouth, its forepaws resting against a huge ball, which is carved with drapery to disguise old cracks, the ivory is slightly worn and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed in a raised rectangular reserve Garaku.
5.6cm (2¼in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 大珠に獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「我楽」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    Provenance: Shirlee and Robert Guggenheim collection.

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.14, no.15.
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