A bone netsuke of a kirin Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 4
A bone netsuke of a kirin
Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,042) inc. premium
Auction Details
A bone netsuke of a kirin Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot Details
A bone netsuke of a kirin
Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Seated with its head turned back and its tail rising to its lower jaw, its forelegs bent and flames licking up the sides of its scaly body, the eyes are inlaid in amber with dark pupils, unsigned. 4.8cm (1 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • 骨彫根付 麒麟 無銘 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    A larger somewhat similar model is illustrated by Marie Thérèse Coullery and Martin S. Newstead, The Baur Collection Geneva: Netsuke (Selected Pieces), Collections Baur, Geneva, 1977, p.123, no.C249.
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