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$ 2,938) inc. premium
Auction Details
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.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Suzannah Yip
    Specialist - Japanese Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8368
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5840
Similar items