A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790

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A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790

Sold for £ 4,812 (US$ 6,036) inc. premium
A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede
By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790
The well polished and patinated tooth carved in relief with a centipede running along its length; signed Iwami-shu (Iwami-no-kuni) Enokawa Seiyodo Tomiharu kyonen gojuhassai shite kore o chokoku toki ni Kansei ninen nari (carved by Seiyodo Tomiharu at the age of fifty-eight by the Eno River in Iwami Province in the second year of Kansei [1790]). 7.4cm (2 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • 猪牙彫根付 蜈蚣 銘 「石見州可愛河青陽堂富春享年五十八歳而彫刻之于時寛政二年也」 1790年

    Published:
    Rokusho 20, p.12, no.14.
    Earle, Huthart, p.47, no.26.
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A boar-tooth netsuke with a centipede By Seiyodo Tomiharu (1733-1810), Iwami Province, dated 1790
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