An unusual wood sash netsuke of a merman 19th century
Lot 180*
An unusual wood sash netsuke of a merman 19th century
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Auction Details
An unusual wood sash netsuke of a merman 19th century
Lot Details
An unusual wood sash netsuke of a merman
19th century
Of elongated form, modelled swimming with his mouth gaping to reveal two full rows of teeth, his fists clenched and drawn up beneath the body and the tail thrashing the water; unsigned. 16.5cm (6½in) long.

Footnotes

  • 木彫差根付 人魚 無銘 19世紀

    Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell collection, sold at Christie's London, part II, 18 October 1988, lot 210.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840