Project Description

Ivory netsuke of Shin no Yojo by Chikuyōsai Tomochika I (1800-73)

Savagely stabbing the robe that he holds up with his left hand

Signed behind: Tomochika. Edo, circa 1830-40

Height: 3.6 cm.

Provenance: 

Henri L. Joly, Guest, M.T. Hindson, Betty Jahss, F.M. Goldschmidt, J.A. Mang and J. Carré collections

Literature: 

H.L. Joly, Legends in Japanese Art, illustrated p. 394

Sotheby’s London, Hindson collection, Part V, 25th November 1968, lot 782

N.K. Davey, Netsuke (Hindson collection), no. 421

Christie’s New York, 2nd October 1984, lot 130

Quinn’s Auction Galleries, 7th December 2912, Mang collection, lot 132

MR1899