An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century
Lot 143*
An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century
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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century
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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent stallion
By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, 19th century
Lying with its head turned to the left, its tail sweeping the same flank and its legs drawn in for compactness, one forming the himotoshi, the wood is slightly worn and the eyes are of brass with dark pupils, signed Minko with kao.
4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 馬 銘「岷江(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: Gordon Brown collection.
    H. G. and M. A. Beasley collections, sold at Sotheby's London, 14th March 1984, lot 56.

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, Shishi and other netsuke: the Collection of Harriet Szechenyi, p.87, no.123.

    Exhibited: Contrasting Styles, London, 1980, no.74.
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