An ivory netsuke of a shish inscribed Tomotada
Lot 2005Y
An ivory netsuke of a shishi Inscribed Tomotada, Edo period (18th century)
Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Inscribed Tomotada, Edo period (18th century)
The robust beast carved seated with its back left paw raised, its head turned back over its left shoulder with a curled mane and tail, the incised detail highlighted in dark stain, its eyes inlaid in dark horn, a small ball rolling loose in its mouth, signed Tomotada
2in (5cm) high

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  • Provenance:
    previously sold Sotheby's, New York, September 19, 1995, lot 272
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