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

Provenance: 

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

Franco Gennaro, Milano

Literature:

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

MR2553

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