A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a shishi Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a shishi
Style of Naito Toyomasa, Tanba, 19th century
Seated, its forepaws resting on a large egg from which its cub hatches, its curly tail rising to join its mane at the back and a loose ball in its open mouth, the typically-stained wood slightly worn and the eyes inlaid with pale translucent horn, inscribed Toyomasa.
4.2cm (1 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 珠取獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「豊昌」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London, 12th June 1986, lot 285.

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.16, no.22.
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