Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Pigeon on a Rooftile by Anraku

Carved from pale ivory, the broader feathers incised and black stained, the eyes inlaid in dark horn

Signed beneath the tile: Anraku

Osaka. Circa 1860

Length: 4cms

Provenance:

Sale, Sotheby’s London, 20th June 2002, lot 633

Exhibited:

Rutherston & Bandini Ltd., Netsuke, May 2013, no. 42

MR3340

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