An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century
Lot 8Y
An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion
By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium
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An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century
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An ivory netsuke of a recumbent stallion
By Okakoto, Kyoto, early 19th century
Lying with its head raised and turned to the right, its legs drawn in for compactness and its tail passing forward over the right flank, the ivory is slightly worn and the eye pupils are inlaid with horn, signed in a rectangular reserve Okakoto. 5.1cm (2in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 馬 銘「岡言」 19世紀前期

    For a netsuke of a recumbent stallion in a similar attitude by Okatomo, see George Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists, and How To Read Their Signatures, Reed Publishers, Honolulu, 1981, p.852.
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