An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot 6Y
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,973) inc. premium
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An ivory netsuke of a shishi Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, late 18th/early 19th century
Standing on one hind leg and looking around to the right with two paws resting on a ball carved in relief with a peony and trailing foliage, the somewhat-worn ivory bearing a good patina and the eye pupils inlaid, unsigned. 5.7cm (2¼in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 玉取獅子 無銘 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    For a similar model by Okatori, see Anne Hull Grundy, Tomotada and Okatomo in Relation to the Kyoto School of Netsuke Carvers, The Antique Collector, October 1963, p.208, Fig.45.
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