Project Description

A Small Ivory Netsuke of a Stylised Crouching Hare by Rakuzan

With a diaper pattern carved from the crown of its head to its tail, eye brows and whiskers sketchily suggested by simple incisions. Relatively large himotoshi of different diameters

Signed. Circa 1800

Length: 3.3 cm


Anonymous sale, Pruniers, Louviers, 17th November 2019, lot 134

Private collection, Berlin


The artist is obscure. The only other netsuke I have had with this name was a bat in the style of Horaku, almost certainly later and by another hand


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