Ivory netsuke of a shishi and cub
Tomotada (Active 1760-1780)
An extraordinarily dynamic composition, the parent scratching, the young gambolling. The ivory is carved with considerable relief and undercutting. The eyes are all inlaid with dark pupils.
Signed in a… Read More
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 recumbent shishi
Lying curled on its side, its left paws touching, this is a spirited little beast with bushy main and tail, its rib cage well defined.
Osaka, before 1800
Length: 3.7 cm… Read More