Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Seated Kirin, by Mitsuharu

Seated, looking into the sky and baying, with its head twisted right round in such a way that its beard flows into its tail in a continuous stream of hair. The eyes are inlaid in dark horn
Unsigned. Before 1800

Height: 6.4 cm

Provenance:

Scholten Japanese Art, New York, where purchased by the present vendor

Literature: 

R. Bandini, Expressions of Style; Netsuke as Art, 2001, no. 92

Item Location: USA

Price: US$18,000