A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century
Lot 146*
A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 33,515) inc. premium

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A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox
By Toyoyo (1811-1883), Tanba, 19th century
Lying with its head turned back to the left, its tail sweeping forward over the left flank and with a rope halter attached to a ring through its muzzle and passing over the back, the wood is slightly worn and the eyes are inlaid, signed Toyomasa roku-ju-kyu sai (at the age of 69).
4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 牛 銘「豊昌六拾九歳」 19世紀

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.65, no.81.

    Toyoyo was the son of Naito Toyomasa I. As discussed in the article Naito Toyomasa, Part II, by Kazutoyo Ichimichi in The International Netsuke Society Journal, vol.21, no.1, the pronunciation of the name Toyoyasu would be discourteous to Lord Tadayasu of the Sasayama clan; the proper pronunciation would be Toyoyo.
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