Project Description

Dark Stained Wood Netsuke of a Cat Geisha by Ittan

Masquerading as a woman, standing, holding up the hem of her kimono, one hand raised to the side

Signed:   Ittan gito [carved in fun]. Nagoya, circa 1860

Height:   5cm

Provenance:

W.L.Behrens, no. 905 in Joly’s catalogue

L.A. Luxmoore, sold Sotheby’s, London, 1969

Julius and Arlette Katchen, Paris, sold in the second sale, Bonhams London, 10thMay 1917, lot 137

Literature:

‘Meinertzhagen Card Index’, p. 249 (listed but not illustrated)

Information:

Fuld lists only two of these which may well be the same netsuke

MR3345

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