An ivory netsuke of a seated dog By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century

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Lot 111Y Ф
An ivory netsuke of a seated dog
By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century

Sold for £ 45,000 (US$ 55,953) inc. premium
An ivory netsuke of a seated dog
By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
Signed in an elliptical reserve Masanao.
4.5cm (1¾in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 犬 銘「正直」 18世紀後期

    Provenance: M. T. Hindson collection.

    Published: Davey, MTH, p.63, no.157.
    Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.21, no.37.

    An unusually chubby young dog, licking one hind paw which is drawn forward beneath to form the himotoshi, the well-toned ivory slightly worn, the pupils inlaid, the whole showing the strongly carved attributes for which Masanao is renowned.
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An ivory netsuke of a seated dog By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated dog By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated dog By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated dog By Masanao, Kyoto, late 18th century
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