An ivory netsuke of Gamma sen'nin
Lot 2072Y
An ivory netsuke of Gamma sen'nin Edo period, (18th century)
Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium
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An ivory netsuke of Gamma sen'nin
Edo period, (18th century)
Carved standing with his head turned slightly to the left, dressed in a mugwort cape and apron, inelegantly holding his toad familiar by one leg, the upside-down creature bracing itself against Gamma's waist, the figure's right hand curled close to his face, with two tight curls of hair on either side of the figure's brow, the eyes inlaid in dark horn
5 1/2in (14cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex Worthington collection

    For a similar example see Rosemary Bandini, In a Nutshell: Japanese netsuke from European collections, pg. 21, fig. 12, from the Frederick W. Mayor collection, National Museums Liverpool.
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