Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of the Warrior Kusonoki Masashige (1294- 1336)

Standing in full armour holding a war fan, a box at his feet and his son Masatsura kneeling alongside holding his tachi

Signed: Shounsai

Height: 5.1 cm


W.L. Behrens collection (Joly catalogue, no. 1178, illustrated on plate XIX)


Mark T. Hindson, London, sold Sotheby’s London, 23rd June 1969, Hindson Part VII, lot 1171, bought by 

Jacques Carré