Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Seiobo

Carrying a long handled basket of foliage and holding a spray of flowers to her shoulder. A small child nestles against her leg. Her hair is dressed in an ornate high chignon and her robes are elaborately decorated with scrolling flowers and edged with a scalloped border to the hem and sleeves. The boy wears a long coat over baggy trousers. the ivory has a good rich colour

Unsigned. Circa 1820

Height: 8.3 cm


Sheila Baker collection 


Rutherston & Bandini, The Sheila M. Baker Collection of Japanese Netsuke and Inro, 2011, no. 9