Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a fishergirl and awabi shell, by Garaku

Naked but for a skirt, and with her long hair tied in a knot behind, she clasps her hook and clings to the side of a very large shell

Signed within a leaf-shaped reserve on the flesh of the abalone: Garaku. Osaka circa 1780

4.9 cm across

PROVENANCE: Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris

LITERATURE: A. Katchen, ‘Netsuke 7’, vol. 1, pp. 184-185, no. K690

MR3532

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