Ivory netsuke of a dog with shell, by Tomotada (Active 1760-1780)
The slender hound lies on the ground holding a clam shell between its forepaws and licking it. The downturned eyes are inlaid in dark horn.
Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris
Max Rutherston, London
Private collection, Germany
A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. I, pp. 20-21, no. K46