Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Edamame Beans by Mitsuharu

A pleasing arrangement of three beans, the green stained stalk neatly providing a means of attachment, one leaf incised with three small leaves

Signed. Kyoto, circa 1780

Diameter: 3.8 cm

Provenance:

Mark T. Hindson, sold at his Sotheby’s London part I sale, 26th June 1967, lot 25

L.T. Evans, purchased at the above sale and sold at Sotheby’s Honolulu, 16th January 1979, lot 139

Willi Bosshard, purchased at the above sale

Literature:

Illustrated in Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors’ Society, 6/4, p.10, auction report

Paul Moss and Max Rutherston, ‘Such Stuff As Dreams are Made on’, 2008, no. 37

Located in Europe

Price £1,800

Ref. SS43