A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century
Lot 156*
A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 5,000
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A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century A stag-antler netsuke of a snail After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century
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A stag-antler netsuke of a snail
After Ozaki Kokusai, Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century
Slithering over a long-stalked fungus, and trying to climb up over its top, the stalk forming the himotoshi, the antler is slightly worn and of a good tone, inscribed in a square reserve Koku.
4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 鹿角彫根付 蝸牛 銘「谷(方印)」 19世紀

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.130, no.190.

    A similar example is illustrated in The Meinertzhagen Card Index, p.371; and by Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, p.179, no.527.
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