A boxwood netsuke of two shishi and a cub By Sato Masayoshi, 19th century
Lot 187*
A boxwood netsuke of two shishi and a cub By Sato Masayoshi, 19th century
£3,000 - 3,500
US$ 5,000 - 5,900
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A boxwood netsuke of two shishi and a cub By Sato Masayoshi, 19th century A boxwood netsuke of two shishi and a cub By Sato Masayoshi, 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of two shishi and a cub
By Sato Masayoshi, 19th century
One of the adults rolling on its side over a pierced brocade ball containing a loose ball while its companion stands, leaning over it and biting its leg, and the cub cowers at the side, forming a compact composition in slightly-worn and well-patinated wood, the eye pupils inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Masayoshi. 3.8cm (1½in).

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  • 木彫根付 親子獅子 銘「正義」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London, 13th November 1986, lot 244.
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