A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century
Lot 35*
A boxwood netsuke of a shishi
By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century
Sold for £312 (US$ 503) inc. premium

Lot Details
A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century A boxwood netsuke of a shishi By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century
Wood Netsuke
Various Properties
A boxwood netsuke of a shishi
By Masayoshi, Nagoya, 19th century
Lying with its head turned to the left as it snarls, its ears pressed back and its legs drawn in, forming a compact composition, its long tail trailing beneath to form the himotoshi, the well-toned wood slightly worn and the eye pupils inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Masayoshi.
4.2cm (1 5/8in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 獅子 銘「正義」 19世紀

    Provenance: purchased at Sotheby's, London, 31st March 1993, lot 68.
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