A rare ivory netsuke of two recumbent stallions By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Lot 149*Y
A rare ivory netsuke of two recumbent stallions By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Sold for £169,250 (US$ 284,478) inc. premium
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A rare ivory netsuke of two recumbent stallions
By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Resting side by side, each with its head lowered over its companion's tail and their legs drawn in to form a compact composition in slightly-worn and well-toned ivory, the eyes pupils inlaid, signed in an oval reserve Masanao.
5.7cm (2¼in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 馬二頭 銘「正直」 18世紀後期

    Provenance: Glen Engle collection.

    Published: Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, vol.13, no.3, centre page.
    Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.87, no.121.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this netsuke is from the Clyde Engle, and not Glen Engle as is erroneously recorded in the catalogue.
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