Project Description

Bamboo Musozutsu by Bokkoku

Skilfully engraved through the skin to the darker core with a leaping carp, with weeds and a splash of water below; gold mount

Signed: Bokkoku to. Early 20th century

22.5 cm


Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London (2008)

Edward Wrangham, Northumberland  (no. 2332)

His sale, Bonhams London, 6th November 2013, lot 110


For information about the artist, see Paul G. Moss, Bokko, Bokkoku, Bokuboku in the International Netsuke Society Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (winter 2002), pp. 18-44


Alain Ducros, Netsuke & Sagemono, 1987, p. 186, illustrated without attribution