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


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


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

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