Project Description

Ivory netsuke of Kan’u 

Stroking his beard with one hand and holding his halberd blade down in the other

Unsigned. Circa 1790

Height: 9.2cm

Provenance: 

Kolodotschko collection, Munich, sold at Lempertz, Cologne, 5th December 2014, lot 762

Information: 

This has much in common with the larger example in Moss, ‘Outside the Box’, no. 8, though it is considerably more worn, which has produced an exceptional polish

MR2719