Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Urashima Taro by Kagetoshi

Seated on his turtle, waves lapping around them, and carrying under his arm the lacquer box which would seal his fate when he opened it

Signed.  Circa 1850

Height: 4cm

Provenance:

St. James’s Gallery, Zurich

Information:

A similar netsuke is illustrated in the International Netsuke Society Journal, 18/4, fig. 3, where Dr. Karl Schwarz gives a good account of the legend

MR2823

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