A small ebony netsuke of a boy Attributed to Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century

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Lot 29
A small ebony netsuke of a boy
Attributed to Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century

Sold for £ 687 (US$ 886) inc. premium
A small ebony netsuke of a boy
Attributed to Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century
Signed Tadamitsu, hachijusan-o (at the age of 83).
3.2cm (1¼in) high.

Footnotes

  • 黒檀彫根付 獅子舞面を被る男児 銘「忠満 八十三翁」 18世紀後期/19世紀前期

    Published:
    Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.275, no.K682.

    Seated, wearing a shishimai mask and cloak while beating a small drum held by his feet, his face visible through the open mouth of the mask.

    Tadamitsu was an art name used by Tanaka Minko of Tsu. A boxwood example of the same subject signed Minko was sold at Sotheby's, London, 19 November 1997, lot 236 (unillustrated).
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A small ebony netsuke of a boy Attributed to Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century
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