A small boxwood netsuke of a shishi and cub By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, early 19th century
Lot 190*
A small boxwood netsuke of a shishi and cub By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, early 19th century
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,151) inc. premium
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A small boxwood netsuke of a shishi and cub By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, early 19th century A small boxwood netsuke of a shishi and cub By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, early 19th century
Lot Details
A small boxwood netsuke of a shishi and cub
By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, early 19th century
The former recumbent, her head turned back to the left and her forelegs outstretched as she watches her young cub climbing onto her back, the wood slightly worn and the eyes of brass with inlaid ebony pupils, signed Minko with kao.
3.8cm (1½in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 親子獅子 銘「岷江(花押)」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's New York, 26th February 1983, lot 49.
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