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
PROVENANCE: Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris
LITERATURE: A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 2, pp. 434-435, no. K496