An ivory netsuke of a tigress and cubs By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century
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An ivory netsuke of a tigress and cubs
By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century
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An ivory netsuke of a tigress and cubs By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century An ivory netsuke of a tigress and cubs By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century
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An ivory netsuke of a tigress and cubs
By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century
The parent seated, her head turned to the left and snarling to warn off predators while protecting one of her cubs which sleeps at her feet, while another clambers over her back, their stripes etched in sepia and their eyes inlaid with raden, signed in a gourd-shaped reserve Hakuryu. 4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 親子虎 銘「白龍」 19世紀

    For a somewhat similar example, see Hirokazu Arakawa, The Go Collection of Netsuke, Tokyo National Museum, Kodansha, Tokyo, 1983, no.131.
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