Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Fish

What appear to be a bonito and a sea bream lying head to tail on a branch of sasa bamboo grass, probably as a New Year offering.  Extensive incised and stained detail of scales, three visible eyes inlaid in dark material

Signed: Kosen.  Circa 1880-1900

Length: 6.1 cm

Provenance:

Arlette Katchen collection, Paris

Max Rutherston Ltd., London

Carré collection

Located in the European Union

£4,800

Ref. MR95