Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Blue Crab on a Clam Shell, by Shukosai Anraku

Naturalistically carved from a well figured piece of ivory, which is stained dark stained, typically for the artist’s work

Signed beneath: Shukosai Anraku with kaō. Osaka. Circa 1860

Width: 3.9 cm

Provenance:

Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris,

sold at their second sale, Sotheby’s London, 13th July 2006, lot 193

Rutherston and Bandini Ltd., London

Jacques Carré collection

Literature:

A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 1, pp. 168-169, no. K530

Rutherston & Bandini, Netsuke, May 2013, no. 39

Compare with another netsuke of a crab with the same signature in Sotheby’s New York sale of Charles Greenfield Inro, March 25th, 1998, lot 101

Located in the European Union

Ref. RB1313

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