A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
Lot 9
A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
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A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century A wood netsuke of a tiger By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
A wood netsuke of a tiger
By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century
Seated, its body twisted to the right and its head turned back, its mouth open as it snarls and its tongue protruding over the lower lip, its tail passing forward over the back and its feet folded together, forming a compact composition in well-patinated wood, signed in a rectangular reserve Tametaka with kao. 4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 虎 銘「為隆(花押)」 18世紀

    Provenance: Labbé-Barbanson collection, purchased in Bordeaux, 22nd November 1998.

    For a somewhat similar example, see Barbra Teri Okada and Mary Gardner Neill, Real and Imaginary Beings, the Netsuke Collection of Joseph and Edith Kurstin, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1980, p.40, no.15.
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