Project Description

A wood netsuke of a snail by Hokusui 

Emerging from its shell, its body curved back to form a compact composition in a pleasingly striated wood

Signed: Hokusui. 19th century, 3.5cm across

Provenance: 

James McHarg Collection, Marchant & Son, London

Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris

Literature: 

Arlette Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.2, p.241, no.K635

Bonhams London, The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part II, 10th May 2017, lot 181

MR1679