Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Pair of Quails on Millet by Okatori

With characteristic grumpy expressions, the eyes inlaid with dark buffalo horn

Signed.  Kyoto. Circa 1820

Height: 3.2 cm


Private collection, France


It is worth reading Meinertzhagen on how good a carver Okatori was (‘MCI’ p. 622), a point not lost on this collector who owned five netsuke by him