A large boxwood netsuke of a shishi
By Tomochika, early 19th century
Seated, its body twisted slightly to the left and with its mouth open, as it scratches its side with one hind paw, its tail trailing beneath to form the himotoshi, the slightly-worn wood bears a fine patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed Tomochika.
£5,000 - 6,000
JPY 780,000 - 940,000
US$ 7,600 - 9,100
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