Project Description

Dark Plum Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Horse

Looking back over its shoulder. The eye pupils are inlaid in dark material. The left legs provide natural himotoshi

Stylistically this is reminiscent of Minko though rather larger than the majority of his animals

Literature:

Gabor Wilhelm’s sale report in the Bulletin Association Franco-japonaise, n° 65, p. 42 (unillustrated)

The same mention in English in INSJ, 19/3, p. 56 (illustrated)

Provenance:

Ganzl collection, sale, Piasa, Paris 2nd June 1999, lot 440, purchased by the present owner

MR3935

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