Project Description

A Well Worn Ivory Netsuke of a Male Tiger by Yamaguchi Okatomo (active 1780-1830)

Recumbent and looking behind it, the tail snaking up to the middle of its back.  The netsuke is carved from a well figured piece of ivory, much worn from use with the result that the markings of the coat remain only to the less exposed side of the ridge of the spine.  The eyes are inlays of dark buffalo horn

Unsigned beneath: Okatomo. Kyoto, circa 1780

Length: 4.5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Germany

Information:

Comparison wiith variants which I have had by Okatomo and Okakoto convince me that this is by the former

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