An ivory netsuke of a wolf  By Tomotada, Kyoto, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

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An ivory netsuke of a wolf
By Tomotada, Kyoto, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

Sold for £ 9,000 (US$ 12,412) inc. premium
An ivory netsuke of a wolf
By Tomotada, Kyoto, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
The emaciated wolf bending over with its mouth open and ears cocked while resting its right forepaw on a clam shell; signed beneath one hind leg Tomotada within a rectangular reserve. 3.3cm (1 3/8in) high.

Footnotes

  • A similar model of a wolf with a clam shell by Tomotada is illustrated with a line drawing in Frederick Meinertzhagen, MCI: The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum,, New York, ALan R. Liss Inc., 1986, p.917.
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An ivory netsuke of a wolf  By Tomotada, Kyoto, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
An ivory netsuke of a wolf  By Tomotada, Kyoto, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
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