Project Description

Ivory netsuke of Kikujido by Kagetoshi 

In the guise of a scholar, sitting at a bundai reading, with writing accoutrements alongside.  He is settled beside a rock studded with little green inlays and with chrysanthemums crowding around.  Much incised detail and some staining, notably to his long hair

Signed beneath: Kagetoshi. Probably Kyoto, circa 1800

Provenance: 

W.W. Winkworth

Mark T. Hindson, sold in his sale at Sotheby’s London, part IV, 9th July 1968, lot 566

F. Gennaro, Milan

J. Carré

Literature: 

N.K. Davey, Netsuke [Hindson collection], p. 85, no. 230, illustrated

S.L. Moss Ltd., More Things in Heaven and Earth, no. 31

MR1116