Project Description

Ivory Sankaku Netsuke of Tamatori and a Dragon by Hozan

A compact narrative netsuke carved from a small wedge of ivory, the swimming ama Tamatori holding the tama which she has retrieved from Ryujin and fending off the dragon with her knife. The dragon’s eyes have inlaid brass pupils

Signed. Circa 1800

4.4 cm across

Provenance:

Teddy Hahn, Darmstadt

Literature:

R. Bandini, ‘Japanese Netsuke from the collection of Teddy Hahn’, 2014, no. 16

MR3553

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