Project Description

Ivory netsuke of the fishergirl’s dream 

An awabi diver, carved in relief on one side of a clam, leans on a basket of fish with an abalone and her knife beside her, dreaming; a  stippled and stained line leading around to the other side where a palace is suggested by a wall and gate tower

Unsigned.  Circa 1880

Width: 5.1 cm

Provenance: 

Nino Marakovic, Vienna

Exhibited: 

Rutherston & Bandini Ltd., Netsuke, May 2013, no. 58, illustrated in the catalogue

MR2178