Project Description

Wood Netsuke of Shells, by Arima Tomonobu

An awabi with two small clams adhering to its shell.  The wood has a high polish. Slight crack across the himotoshi

Signed: Tomonobu.  Nagoya.  Circa 1850

4.5 cm across

Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris


This or a very similar netsuke illustrated in The Meinertzhagen Card Index, p. 908

A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 2, pp. 49-50, no. K579

Bonhams London, The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part I, 8th November 2016, lot 161

Item Location: UK

Price: £1,200