A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Tomin, Tsu, early 19th century
Lot 192*
A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Tomin, Tsu, early 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Tomin, Tsu, early 19th century A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Tomin, Tsu, early 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of a shishi
By Tomin, Tsu, early 19th century
Seated, leaning forward, its body slightly curled as it scratches its ear with one hind paw, its curly tail trailing beneath, the slightly-worn wood bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed with ukibori characters Tomin. 4.8cm (1⅞in).

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  • 木彫根付 獅子 銘「東民」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's London, 18th November 1999, lot 295.

    The work is almost identical to a netsuke by Tanaka Minko, showing the close link between the two makers, illustrated by Rosemary Bandini, Shishi and Other Netsuke: the Collection of Harriet Szechenyi, London, 1999, p.16, no.24, and subsequently sold in these rooms, The Harriet Szechenyi Collection of Japanese Art, 8th November 2011, lot 25.
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