An ivory netsuke of an ox and oxherd by Yoshimoto
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An ivory netsuke of an ox and oxherd By Yoshimoto, Kyoto, Edo period (18th century)
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An ivory netsuke of an ox and oxherd
By Yoshimoto, Kyoto, Edo period (18th century)
Carved as a herdsman, possibly Ushidoji, on the back of a large recumbent ox, the man's sleeves tied up in the manner indicating he has been hard at work, the ox licking its snout as it looks up, the animal's hair rendered with fine lines and stained for effect, signed on the underside Yoshimoto
3 3/8in (8.6cm) long

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  • Provenance:
    ex Jacques H. Carre collection, sold Eskenazi, London, Netsuke from the Carre collection, 1993, no. 152
    ex Emile Veranneman collection
    previously sold Sotheby's, London, Fine Netsuke and Inro, June 23, 1976, lot 28
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