Ivory netsuke of a shishi
Hugging the ground with all four feet facing forward, and looking back over its shoulder. The eyes are inlaid with dark pupils.
Although less rounded in its carving,… Read More
Ivory netsuke of a dog with awabi shell
Okatomo (active 1780-1830)
The dog chews on a cord attached to the large shell, which he pins to the ground. The carving has all the attributes of the master and the eyes… Read More
Lacquered wood netsuke of a mandarin duck
Lacquered in tones of grey, red and gold, with a beak unusually and effectively fashioned from a fragment of coral and eyes of dark buffalo horn.
Probably circa, 1880
Length:… Read More
Wood netsuke of Oni Gyozui
An irritable looking Oni sitting uncomfortably in a small wooden tub, and rubbing his back with a towel. His eyes are double inlays of horn, and his horns and two teeth are inlays of… Read More
Ivory netsuke of a kirin
Recumbent, with its head turned back and looking upwards, its mouth agape. The eyes are inlaid. The ivory has taken on a pleasing polish with age.
The… Read More