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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