A fine powerfully-rendered wood netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot 184*
A fine powerfully-rendered wood netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th century
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 13,667) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine powerfully-rendered wood netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th century
A fine powerfully-rendered wood netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, late 18th century
Seated with head turned down to the left as it bites on the stalk of a large peony held by one raised forepaw, its curly tail erect and its legs drawn in for compactness, the slightly-worn wood bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, unsigned.
5.1cm (2in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 牡丹と獅子 無銘 18世紀後期

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London, 15th November 1989, lot 126.
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