Project Description

Ivory netsuke of Hare with biwa fruit by Okatori

Seated with a paw resting on the fruit. The eyes and fruit are inlaid with dark buffalo horn. Much of the original hair work and stain remains

Signed. Kyoto, circa 1820

Height: 3.7 cm


Prof. & Mrs J. Hull Grundy, sold at Sotheby’s London, 13th June 1985, lot 481

Since then in a private French collection