Project Description

A Rare Ivory Seal Netsuke Carved as a Horse’s Head

Of simplified form, the globular truncated body incised with stiff leaves. Cut as a seal beneath with formalised characters. The ivory is somewhat worn and bears a fine, rich patina

Unsigned. Circa 1750

Height: 4.5 cm

Provenance:

W.L. Behrens collection, Joly cat. no. 2723, illustrated on pl. XXXIV

Anonymous sale, Nagel, 16th November 1996, lot 1000

Anonymous sale from a European Private Collection, Bonhams London,  8th May 2016, lot 25

MR3334

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