Boxwood Netsuke of a Tiger and Cub by Kokei (Tsu, active 1810- 30)
The adult turning to lick the cub climbing onto its back
Signed. Kuwana. Circa 1820
3.8 cm across
Harriet Szechenyi collection, sold at her sale, Bonhams London, 8th November 2011, lot 122 (£3,500)
Jacques Carré collection
A very similar example is illustrated by George Lazarnick, p.646.