Project Description

Ivory netsuke of tigers by Unsho Hakuryu I 

An adult licking its cub which sprawls on its back. The eyes are inlays of horn

Signed: Unsho Hakuryu. Kyoto, circa 1820-40

4 cm across


Sotheby’s London, 23rd June 1976, lot 31

Franco Gennaro, Milano


Sydney L. Moss Ltd., More Things in Heaven and Earth, no. 40