Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a hare, by Yoshitomo 

Eating the leaves of a large sprig of loquats. The eyes and fruit inlaid with very dark reddish buffalo horn

Signed: Yoshitomo. Kyoto, circa 1790

4.5 cm long


The MCI illustrates the variant from Meinertzhagen’s own collection, p. 998. It is a simpler smoother version than this