A wood netsuke of a wild boar By Kokei, circa 1820
Lot 147*
A wood netsuke of a wild boar By Kokei, circa 1820
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A wood netsuke of a wild boar By Kokei, circa 1820 A wood netsuke of a wild boar By Kokei, circa 1820 A wood netsuke of a wild boar By Kokei, circa 1820
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A wood netsuke of a wild boar
By Kokei, circa 1820
Lying with its head raised, its body twisted slightly to the left and its legs drawn in, one forming the himotoshi, the slightly-worn wood bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed Kokei.
4.3cm (1 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 猪 銘「虎渓」 1820年頃

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.105, no.156.

    Another example is illustrated by Virginia Atchley and Neil K. Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts, 2006, p.51, no.43.
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