Project Description

Boxwood netsuke of a dog, by Shugetsu I 

Recumbent, its head turned slightly to the right and holding a peony in its mouth, its legs drawn in to form a compact composition. Well hollowed, generous himotōshi

Signed: Shugetsu.  Circa 1780

4.8 cm across

Provenance: 

M.T. Hindson collection, sold in his sale at Sotheby’s , 11th October 1967, lot 222, bought by Geoffrey Moss for the Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris

Literature: 

N.K. Davey, ‘Netsuke’ [Hindson collection], no. 287, illustrated

Arlette Katchen, ‘Netsuke 7’, vol.1, p. 221, no. K66

Bonhams London, ‘The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part III’, 6th May 2018, lot 93(estimate £2,500-3,000)

MR2601