Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Kirin

Galloping full tilt through clouds which form a sort of broken manju around it, which protects the sharp serrated ridge down the spine.  The eyes are drilled and stained black.  The generous himotoshi are inserted into the side and beneath the cloud

Unsigned, circa 1800

Provenance:

Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 3 

Jacques Carré collection

MR3552

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