Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a male tiger by Yamaguchi Okatomo (active 1780-1830) 

Recumbent and looking behind it, the tail snaking up to the middle of its back.  The markings of the coat are well defined, and much of the original stain remains.  The eyes are inlays of reddish horn

Signed beneath: Okatomo. Kyoto, circa 1780

Length: 4.6 cm


Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s London, 18th July 1984, lot 20

George Lazarnick, from whom acquired by Willi Bosshard

Sydney L. Moss Ltd.

Private collection, London


‘Contrasting Styles’, London, May 1980, no. 32

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on, 2008, no. 24