A small wood netsuke of a shishi By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
Lot 185*
A small wood netsuke of a shishi By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
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A small wood netsuke of a shishi By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century A small wood netsuke of a shishi By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
Lot Details
A small wood netsuke of a shishi
By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
Lying with its head turned to the left as it snarls, its open mouth containing a small loose ball, its curly tail passing forward over the back and its legs drawn in for compactness, the slightly-worn wood bearing a good patina, signed Tametaka.
4.2cm (1⅝in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 獅子(口遊玉含) 銘「為隆」 18世紀

    Provenace: purchased at Sotheby's London, 13th November 1986, lot 218.

    For a very similar example, see Alain Ducros, Netsuke Art, Magie et Médecine, 2006, p.268, fig.433.
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