Project Description

A Stained Ivory Netsuke of an Octopus and Fish, by Hasegawa Ikko

About 20 fish piled together as a catch, the details of the scales minutely worked

Signed.  Tsu. Circa 1820

Length: 6.1 cm

Provenance:

Walter L. Behrens, F. Meinertzhagen and W.W. Winkworth collections

Mark T. Hindson, sold at his 2nd sale, Sotheby’s London, 1th October 1967, lot 277

Purchased there by John Mang, Alexandria MD

Sold at his sale, Quinns, Church Falls, 7th December 2012, lot 255

Purchased by Max Rutherston for Jacques Carré

Literature:

N.K. Davey, Netsuke [Hindson collection], p. 219, no. 671

Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists …, p. 511

Meinertzhagen Card Index, p. 220

Located in the European Union

£6,000

Ref. B212