Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Rabbit or Hare by Ueda Kōhōsai

Crouching with its legs folded beneath on a small cushion, facing ahead. The nerve channel of the tusk is visible at the apex of the back. The eyes are inlaid in amber

Signed

Length: 3.8 cm

Provenance:

Jacques Carré collection

Information:

Fuld lists only one other rabbit or hare by the artist, no. 1119 in the catalogue of the Baur Collection, Geneva.  It is patently not by him, more likely a netsuke from the previous century carved by Yoshitomo or a follower

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