A boxwood netsuke of a hatching shishi By Raku, Osaka, early 19th century
Lot 193*
A boxwood netsuke of a hatching shishi By Raku, Osaka, early 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of a hatching shishi By Raku, Osaka, early 19th century A boxwood netsuke of a hatching shishi By Raku, Osaka, early 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of a hatching shishi
By Raku, Osaka, early 19th century
The shishi emerging from its almost globular egg, levering itself out by its forepaws, the eggshell carved with ukibori pimples and one of the creature's eyes inlaid, signed Raku. 4.2cm (1⅝in).

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  • 木彫根付 卵獅子 銘「楽」 19世紀前期
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