A wood netsuke of a cooper  By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, 20th century
Lot 57
A wood netsuke of a cooper By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, 20th century
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,707) inc. premium
Lot Details
A wood netsuke of a cooper
By Morita Soko (1879-1942), Tokyo, 20th century
The emaciated figure seated inside a large section of bamboo, the inside of which he is chiselling out, two smaller bamboo stems with leaves carved on the exterior and forming the himotoshi, the wood is dark stained and bears a good patina, signed Soko to. 3.5cm (1 3/8in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 桶屋 銘「藻己刀」 20世紀

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection, purchased in Kyoto, 1956.
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