Project Description

Exceptional large boxwood netsuke of a grazing horse 

Standing with its hooves together, its head bowed down to the left and its tail passing around the hind legs, the slightly worn wood with a good patina

Unsigned.  Circa 1800

6.7 cm high


Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris, purchased in Paris, 1961


This is a far more dynamic composition than is usual in netsuke of horses


Arlette Katchen, ‘Netsuke 7’, vol.2, p. 363, no. K155

Bonhams London, ‘The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke: Part III’, 6th May 2018, lot 67 (estimate £10,000-15,000)