Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Crow on a Persimmon Fruit, by Anraku

The bird somewhat out of proportion with the fruit which it pecks. The netsuke is dark stained, as is usual for the artist, and the eyes are inlays of dark horn

Signed. Osaka. Circa 1850

3.8 cm across

Provenance:

Tadashi Hayashi, Paris, sold at his Drouot sale, 16th February 1903, lot 1380b

Anonymous sale, Christie’s New York, 4th December 1986, lot 36

Alan Liss, sold at his sale, Sotheby’s Chicago, 2nd September 1993, lot 46, the persimmon misdescribed as a rock

Jacques Carré

Located in the European Union

£3,500

Ref. A213