A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider, ferns and a poem  By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century

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Lot 47*
A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider, ferns and a poem
By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century

Sold for £ 6,937 (US$ 8,733) inc. premium
A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider, ferns and a poem
By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century
Carved in relief towards the narrow end with a spider, with ferns and a three-line poem delicately engraved in kebori; signed Enokawa Gansui chokoku (carved by the Eno River by Seiyodo Gansui). 8.6cm (3 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • 猪牙彫根付 蜘蛛に羊歯 銘 「可愛河巌水彫刻」 19世紀前期

    Provenance:
    Henry Lang Collection.

    Published:
    Burditt, ICGG, p.35, figs.2a-2c.
    Rokusho 20, p.36, no.44.
    Earle, Huthart, p.159, no.138.

    The poem, by Kawara no Sadaijin (822-95), son of Emperor Saga and one of the '36 great poets', reads: Michinoku no / shinobu mojizuri / tare yue ni / midaren to omou / ware nara naku ni (Like a patterned cloth / tangle-dyed in Shinobu / in the farthest north / it must be because of you / that my heart is in / turmoil).
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A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider, ferns and a poem  By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century
A boar-tusk netsuke with a spider, ferns and a poem  By Seiyodo Gansui (1809-1848), early 19th century
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