Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Kinko on the Carp, by Anraku

The carp leaping from the water. The stain is usual for the artist and the school. The eyes of the carp are inlays of dark horn

Signed. Osaka. Circa 1850

Height:  5.1 cm

Provenance:

Anonymous sale, Bonhams London, 6th November 2012, lot 212

Purchased by Jacques Carré

A similar variant is illustrated in the Meinertzhagen Card Index, Part A, p. 2. Fuld records only that one

£5,000

Ref. MR3833