Project Description

A large wood netsuke of a bitch and three pups by Tametaka 

Two pups playfighting, while another feeds on a teat

Signed: Tametaka. Nagoya, circa 1790

Height: 3.9 cm


Carl Monzino, Venice, sold in his sale at Sotheby’s London, 21st June 1995, lot 10

Teddy Hahn, Darmstadt


For another such group, with five pups, see Coullery & Newstead, ‘The Baur Collection, Netsuke’, p 342, no. C1071


Embassy of Japan, London, In a Nutshell, 2013, no. 123 (illustrated p. 66 in the catalogue)