Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Tigers by Rantei

An adult standing protectively over its recumbent cub. The eyes are double inlays of buffalo horn, the pupils dark red

Signed. Kyoto, circa 1830

Length: 4.4 cm

Provenance:

French private collection

Information:

Amongst the thirty or so recorded tigers by Rantei, I can find only two others of a tiger and cub. ONe is in the Garrett Collection, Baltimore, illustrated in Davey & Tripp, p. 219, no. 225, the other was sold in the Bushell sale at Christie’s New York, 23rd April 1991, lot 227

MR2861

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