A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot 114Y
A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Sold for £34,850 (US$ 57,614) inc. premium
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A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot Details
A very rare ivory netsuke of Daikoku
By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Seated on his large sack, turning to the left and smiling as he beats a tsuzumi held over his right shoulder, the ivory is slightly worn and bears a good patina, signed in an oval reserve beneath one foot Masanao.
5.4cm (2⅛in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 大黒 銘「正直」 18世紀後期

    Figural netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto are comparatively rare, although several have been recorded. The present example shows affinities with the study of a laughing boy, illustrated in The Meinertzhagen Card Index, 1986, p.445. The signature is typically placed beneath one foot.
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