Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Kanzan and Jittoku

Their robes with incised decoration of clouds, fish scales and chrysanthemum, a well worn and cracked old netsuke

Unsigned. Circa 1750

Height: 6.8 cm


Since handling this netsuke, I disagree with the conclusion of Milton Stratos that it might be by Miura Yoshinaga (International Netsuke Society Journal, 31/1, p. 21, fig. 31, illustrated). I think it is an older netsuke and therefore probably closer to the model which served as inspiration