Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Dragon Emerging From an Alms Bowl by Okatomo

Accompanied by an explosion of visually expressed energy

Signed. Kyoto. Circa 1800

Height: 5.1 cm


Private collection, France


Fuld records only two of these, although he mistakes them for 3.  One in Ducros’ ‘Netsuke & Sagemono 2’ (no. 11), is paler but has the same two short lines in each scale as in this netsuke.  The other example, illustrated on p. 72 of the catalogue of the 1990 ‘London Netsuke Fair and Convention’ has only one such line in each scale