A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793

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A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793

Sold for £ 4,812 (US$ 6,058) inc. premium
A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793
The tusk of shallow curvature, carved towards the narrow end with a resting cicada, and engraved in delicate kebori with trailing ferns, signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen rokujunisai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei mizunoto-ushi toshi nari (carved at the age of sixty-two by the Eno River by Seiyodo Tomiharu in the fifth, mizunoto-ushi, year of Kansei [1793]), with seals Kotobuki and Shi(?). 10.2cm (4in).

Footnotes

  • 猪牙彫根付 蝉 銘 「石見州可愛河青陽堂富春享年六十二歳而彫刻之于時寛政癸丑年也」 1793年

    Published:
    Earle, Huthart, p.37, no.17.
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A boar-tusk netsuke with a cicada and ferns By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1793
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