A rare wood netsuke of shishi, tiger and bear By Sekiran, Mito, late 19th century
Lot 189*
A rare wood netsuke of shishi, tiger and bear By Sekiran, Mito, late 19th century
£3,000 - 3,500
US$ 5,000 - 5,900
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A rare wood netsuke of shishi, tiger and bear By Sekiran, Mito, late 19th century A rare wood netsuke of shishi, tiger and bear By Sekiran, Mito, late 19th century
Lot Details
A rare wood netsuke of shishi, tiger and bear
By Sekiran, Mito, late 19th century
The three animals clambering over and around a large rock, at the back of which is an irregular opening, revealing three minutely-carved figures of Sojobo, a bearded man and a female deity with a halo, signed in a rounded rectangular reserve Sekiran.
4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 獅子と熊と虎に洞窟 銘「石蘭」 19世紀後期

    Provenance: Raymond Bushell collection.
    Frederick Meinertzhagen collection.
    Purchased at Sotheby's London, 20th February 1986, lot 211.

    Published: The Meinertzhagen Card Index, p.719.
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