Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a recumbent wolf by Yamaguchi Okatomo (active 1780-1830) 

Recumbent and looking behind it, with its tail between its hind legs.  Much of the original hairwork and stain remains.  The eyes are inlays of dark horn

Unsigned. Kyoto, circa 1780

Length: 4.2 cm

Old age cracks

Provenance: 

An unidentified French collection label is adhered beneath

MR2517